"Let your light shine." - Matthew 5.16
At Meole Brace C of E Primary School and Nursery, Religious Education (RE) is at the heart of our values-based curriculum, with weekly lessons in every class and many links and meaningful connections made to our daily Collective Worship programme. The principal aim of our Religious Education syllabus is to explore what people believe and what differences this makes to how they live their lives. This allows pupils to gain the knowledge, skills and understanding to handle quesitons raised by religion and belief and to reflect on their own ideas and ways of living.
The school vision of "Let your light shine" encourages all children to persevere in all areas of their lives - academically, socially and in their local and wider communities.
RE is taught from Early Years up to Year 6. We follow the Shropshire Agreed Syllabus, a spiral curriculum that allows children to revisit key concepts to continuously deepen their knowledge and understanding of regligious and non-religious faiths, including Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism and Humanism. The children study thematic units which focus on one world faith and systematic units which compare the beliefs of different world faiths. The children are challenged to think, talk and ask questions. As a Church of England school, 50% of our RE syllabus is devoted to Christianity units of work.
We have close links with Holy Trinity Church here in Meole Brace and the Church team works closely with school staff and pupils to ensure the school maintains its strong Christian distinctiveness and to help bring the Christianity elements of the RE curriculum to life. To further enrich the children's learning in the subject, we have regular visitors who talk about their faiths and beliefs, we use artefact boxes to provide visual and hands on experiences and we visit different places of worship.
To learn more about our whole-school Religious Education curriculum, please explore our RE Subject Handbook.