At Richard Hill C of E Primary school Religious Education is taught using the Leicestershire Agreed Syllabus and the Understanding Christianity scheme of work.
In line with guidance, 50% of all RE teaching is about Christianity with lessons being taught, in the main, using the lesson outlines found in the Understanding Christianity scheme of work. For the other 50% of RE lessons, the children are taught about Judaism, Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism and Sikhism along with learning about those who hold a different World View rather than follow a particular religion.
In EYFS and Key Stage 1, the children have a weekly 45 minute lesson of RE. In KS2 the children in Years 3 – 6 take part in weekly 1 – 1 ½ hour lesson of RE. In these sessions, the children are taught using a range of activities which encourage learning through different learning styles. Teachers use drama, art, craft, music, film, internet, religious artefacts, visits to places of worship, visits from members of faith communities, as well as small group and whole class discussion time.
The children are encouraged to develop their questioning skills and to explore, with others, their own and other people’s views about life and spirituality. They are taught the importance of listening to and respecting the views other people hold. The children are also encouraged to share their opinions and beliefs with others too.
Our RE learning at RHS is supported by links with our local C of E Church, All Saints, and the Rector and congregation who attend there, as well as via other local and city church links. The children also have opportunities to meet with and listen to representatives of the different world faiths or world views as they take part in visits to places of worship or we receive visitors in to school.