We follow the Lincolnshire Agreed Religious Education Syllabus and at Reynolds Academy, all children are taught Religious Education (RE). The purpose of religious education is to help children develop their spiritual, moral, social and cultural awareness, as well as gaining an understanding of Christianity and the other major religions represented in Great Britain. It will help children to appreciate how religious beliefs shape life and our behaviour and to develop the ability to make informed decisions about religious issues. Religious Education is taught throughout the school, including Early Years, to reflect the Academy’s overall aims, beliefs and philosophy.
Through RE lessons, we strive to provide many opportunities for all children to learn and progress through a purposeful and coherently planned, broad and balanced curriculum. RE helps children to connect social aspects of learning such as science and geography which allows children to develop an understanding of other people’s cultures and ways of life.
Our RE teaching will assist children to determine what is right and wrong, expand their understanding, respect and knowledge of their own and other people’s traditions, as well as how these influences individuals. We will encourage children to resist discrimination and stereotypes by promoting equality of opportunity.
Lessons are planned and delivered in a variety of ways, ensuring that all children are able to access and participate in lessons. Interactive, practical activities and visits encourage the children to discuss their ideas and extend their understanding of difficult concepts and challenging questions.
Alongside the syllabus, we use Milestones for teachers and Curriculum Leaders to monitor coverage and track progress across the curriculum, ensuring appropriate sequencing is in place. We use the milestones created by Chris Quigley Education, in conjunction with our planning to ensure the children develop their knowledge and skills as they move from Early Years through to Key Stage 1 and 2.