Communication, Language and Literacy
Meet Our St John's RE Leader
Religious Education Intent
At the SJC Federation we believe that it is vital for all our pupils to learn from and about the Christian religion alongside other world faiths, so that they can understand and appreciate the world around them. Our federation reflects our multicultural community and we are extremely proud of the diversity that formulates our federation.
Within our RE curriculum, we teach the world’s major religions: Christianity, Sikhism, Judaism, Buddhism, Islam and Hinduism. Our aim is that our children develop a respect for other belief’s and gain a broad understanding of the world’s religions. RE is taught through an engaging curriculum and regular collective worship. Children are provided with opportunities to experience other people’s cultures and faiths, whilst sharing and celebrating their own knowledge and beliefs.
The federation provides a Christian understanding of the world and the place of humanity reflected in worship and the everyday life of the school. Children are encouraged to become leaders of worship that model the core Christian values of our federation. Empathy and tolerance to other faiths is promoted through reflective discussion with an emphasis on respectful communication. Children are provided with the skills needed from EYFS onwards to incorporate their views of the world around us and their personal experiences. Throughout KS1 and KS2 children are inspired to be good, reflective citizens, who are equipped with the skills needed to build a respectful community.
We promote the celebration of the diversity in our school and the city around us through ensuring children have opportunities to visit a range of places of worship throughout their school life. In addition to this, we invite inspirational figures from the local community into school to share their experiences of their faith with the children. Our aim is for children to leave school with empathy and tolerance to all faiths of the world and an ability to reflect on the values that are distinctly Christian.
- Know about and understand a range of religions and worldviews.
- Express ideas and insights about the nature, significance and impact of religions and worldviews.
- Gain and deploy the skills needed to engage seriously with religions and worldviews.
Understanding the World, People and Communities: children talk about past and present events in their own lives and in the lives of family members. They know that other children don’t always enjoy the same things, and are sensitive to this. They know about similarities and differences between themselves and others, and among families, communities and traditions.
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On Thursday 19th May 2016, we were visited for our SIAMS Inspection.
The report can be viewed and downloaded below.
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