‘RE is like an iceberg. As you unpack ideas, you come to understand deeper meaning.’
Year 9 pupil
Why is it important to learn Religious Education?
At Golcar JIN we believe that it is vital for all our pupils to learn from and about religion so that they can understand the world around them. We aim to develop pupils understanding of world faiths and of the beliefs exploring common ground and diversity. Religious education plays an important role, along with all other curriculum areas, particularly PSHE, in promoting the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of our children. RE helps prepare pupils to become responsible citizens by raising local, national and global issues.
What does Religious Education look like at Golcar JI&N School?
Respect, tolerance and understanding for the beliefs of others are at the heart of our teaching of Religious Education.
As a school, we follow the agreed syllabus across Kirklees and Calderdale. In Early Years, we look primarily at religious celebrations. We consider the similarities and differences between various celebrations and use non-fiction books to find out more information. In Key Stage 1 and 2 we begin to look in more detail at different religions and provide our children with opportunities to develop their spiritual, moral, social and cultural understanding. Our children develop the ability to ask significant and highly reflective questions about religion and demonstrate an excellent understanding of issues related to the nature, truth and value of religion. Whole school and Key Stage assemblies are also used as opportunities for us to think and reflect on different values and beliefs.
Visits to places of worship are undertaken where possible and visitors into school are encouraged and welcomed.
How do we promote learning in Religious Education?
Visitors into school
Visits to religious sites
The Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education in Calderdale, Kirklees and Leeds
Whole School Religious Education Overview
SMSC in Religious Education