At St Nicholas CE VA Primary School, we develop the children’s knowledge and understanding of Christianity and other faiths and world views, and we address some of the fundamental questions in life.
Children reflect on what it means to have a faith or world view and to develop their own spiritual knowledge and understanding. We help the children learn from religions and world views (exploring and responding to human experience) as well as about religions and world views (developing knowledge and understanding). Good teaching in RE allows children to learn about different religions and world views and also to reflect on what these ideas and concepts mean to them. This encourages children to think about and reflect on their own views and values in relation to the themes studied in the RE curriculum.
We experience religious traditions in the Christian and other world faiths including; Easter, Christmas, Harvest and Diwali. We organise visits to local churches and invite visitors into school. In order to make RE a vibrant, active subject, we employ a variety of teaching methods including art, music, discussion, the development of thinking skills, drama, the use of artefacts, pictures, stories, and the use of periods of stillness and reflection.