At Eastway, we aim for our RE curriculum to be:
- Well Designed and Delivered, fulfilling the requirements of Wirral's agreed syllabus. We lay the foundations needed for successful learning through the robust delivery of our Easter Matters Early Years Curriculum which is tailored to pupil's needs
- Knowledge-Rich so that children build deep knowledge in RE that they return to and build upon as they move through school
- Closing the Gap: we carefully check children have the prior learning they need to be successful in a lesson and take action to support them fill any gaps they may have. We also check how well they are acquiring new knowledge in the lesson to adapt the lesson to their needs and provide additional support or challenge for children who need so that all children achieve our ambitious learning focus.
- Bring Learning to Life as children have real-life experiences of religious beliefs, practices and places in their world
- Develop children as active, independent learners who are Ready, Respectful, Responsible
- Develop a respect for a wide range of views, celebrating these different viewpoints and challenging and stereotypes or intolerance
- Love learning about RE!
At Eastway, RE is taught as a standalone subject following the Wirral agreed syllabus.
We take an inquiry approach to our RE lessons, children learn about religious stories and people, celebrations, beliefs, lifestyles, ethics and communities. Through this, we encouraging children to
- Foster a sense of curiosity about beliefs
- Develop a sense of awe and wonder about the world around them
- Think deeply about big questions, asking why as much as possible
- Treasure and appreciate differences in different beliefs, lifestyles and cultures
- Empathise with those who see things differently to them
- Challenge stereotypes
- Reflect on their own beliefs and choices
- Taking part in lots of discussion
- Reflecting on a stimulus such as a story, asking questions about it to deepen their understanding
- Investigating beliefs that underpin stories, celebrations, ethics and lifestyles
- Drawing conclusions from what they have found and sharing this with their classmates
- Reflecting on what they have learned in their own life