At Ringway Primary School, Religious Education (RE) for children and young people is about the exposure to challenging questions and the meaning and purpose of life. As pupils’ grow and develop, they will gain knowledge and understanding of Christianity and other principal religions. RE at Ringway enables pupils to build their sense of identity and belonging, which helps them flourish within their communities and as citizens in a diverse society. Children are taught to respect each other’s opinions and to value the school’s multi-denominational and multi-cultural dimension. Knowledge, understanding and tolerance towards all faiths and beliefs is fundamental to our ethos.
RE is taught to all age groups through weekly or sequential lessons with continuous progression. We follow the SACRE guidelines and plan RE lessons from the ‘Discovery RE’ scheme which meets the expectation of the Manchester locally agreed syllabus. To reinforce the learning of RE, the children also have the chance to encounter religious experiences, such as, visiting a local church, meeting religious speakers and handling artefacts. At Ringway, it has been agreed that having considered the requirements and guidelines presented in the Agreed Syllabus, the following religions have been selected for study:
Christianity is taught in every year group, plus one other religion each year. We value the religious backgrounds and beliefs and values of the children, the staff and the wider 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.
Please click below to see our RE Long Term Plan (LTP), covering learning in each year group.