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Religious Education at St. Michael in the Hamlet
Religious Education

Our St. Michael in the Hamlet Community Primary School religious education (RE) is taught conjunction with the Focus Scheme of Work for Religious Education and the Agreed Syllabus for Liverpool.

 

The aim of Religious Education is that:

Religious Education will support children and young people in reflecting upon, developing and affirming their own beliefs, values and attitudes, through an exploration of shared human experiences and of the place and significance of religion in the contemporary world.

 

How Religious Education is taught:

There are no presumptions made as to the religious backgrounds and beliefs and values of the children and the staff. We value the religious background of all members of the school community and hope that this will encourage individuals to share their own experiences with others freely. All religions and their communities are treated with respect and sensitivity and we value the links, which are and can be made between home, school and a faith community. We acknowledge that each religion studied can contribute to the education of all our pupils. We promote teaching in Religious Education that stresses open enquiry and first-hand experiences wherever possible for both staff and children. The syllabus is implemented in school by means of a highly sensory approach, where children may look at and handle religious artefacts, hear religious music or taste food from a religious tradition. We hope our work in RE builds on pupils’ experiences. Below is a link to the ‘Big questions’ that are explored during each term in each year group.

 

Religious Education Curriculum Enrichment

As a school we continue to provide curriculum enrichment and we have been developing this over the last few years, in particularly links with local places of worship. We’ve had talks and visits this year and there are plenty more learning experiences for the children to come before our ‘Big Eid Picnic’ at the end of the summer term.

 

       

 

Year Group

Term

Activity

ALL

Autumn Term

2018

Community Feast

 Food for all Pupils, parents, teacher, governors and some local faith leaders

1

Autumn Term

2018

Exploration of local area including St. Michaels Church

6

Autumn Term

2018

Exploring local Buddhist Centre looking at

What is mediation?’

6

Autumn Term

2018

Discussion about ‘What is prayer?’ with local Reverend and governor

Juniors

Autumn Term

2018

Christingle Service

Everyone

Spring Term

2019

Family Buddhist, Meditation & Well-being Event

R, 1 & 2

Spring Term

2019

Talks with local Revd. Keith Hitchman

4

Spring Term

2019

Exploration of Liverpool’s Oldest Synagogue (Princes Street)

2, 5

Spring Term

2019

Discussion with an Imam of the Islamic Faith

(TBC)

5

Summer Term

2019

Comparison of two churches within the local area with school governor Revd. Keith Hitchman

(TBC)

ALL

Summer Term

2019

The Big Eid Picnic

Food and Fun on the Field to celebrate the end of Eid (TBC)

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