At St. Philip's, Religious Education and our core values are at the heart of everything that we do. We strive for excellence in the teaching of RE and aim to provide an education of the highest quality. We explore the meaning and significance of faith and promote Christian values through the experiences that we offer to all of our pupils.
The teaching of RE across EYFS, KS1 and KS2
At St. Philip’s, we follow the Diocesan Board of Education Syllabus for the teaching of RE. RE is now taught across mixed year groups on a cycle A/B/C programme in both key stages, except Year 6.
Class Pendle: Reception/Year 1 (Cycle A/B/C)
Class Barley: Year 1/ Year 2 (Cycle A/B/C)
Class Marsden: Year 3/ Year 4 (Cycle A/B/C)
Class Towneley: Year 4/ Year 5 (Cycle A/B/C)
Class Wycoller: Year 6 (Year 6 units)
We have a variety of topic related resources which are specific to RE throughout school and we have recently purchased additional artefacts to support our teaching of other world faiths. We subscribe to NATRE which gives our teachers the opportunity to engage with up to date information and online resources.
Pupil Progress & Assessment
Through using the syllabus “Questful RE” provided by Blackburn Diocese, we provide both continuity and progression for the children across all strands of Reception and across both key stages. Although key celebrations such as Christmas and Easter may be visited many times during a child’s time in school, a different aspect and learning experience will be covered, so that progression can be seen in the quality and depth of learning.
Our pupils are challenged through reflective questioning and enquiry based learning.We use additional teaching resources such as ‘Understanding Christianity’ and 'Picturing Christianity' which can be used by teachers to promote the reflective thinking and questioning and encourage our children to dive deeper into their learning journey.
Evidence of work in Religious Education can be found in children’s RE books, on wall displays, in collective worship, and in the way both children and adults treat and respect each other. Each class have their own floor book that they begin in KS1 which moves up with them as they grow so that they can reflect on their spiritual journey throughout their years at St Philip's. Each year, we also design and create our own class crosses along with a supporting biblical verse, which helps to create unity and strengthens our ethos of working together.