Religious Education at Flanshaw
At Flanshaw Junior, Infant and Nursey School we follow the Wakefield Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education. It is our aim to provide an effective education for our children using the programmes of study set out in the agreed Wakefield Syllabus (2018-2023). The syllabus encourages and enables pupils to explore their own beliefs, values and traditions and those of others in meaningful and engaging ways. The knowledge and skills acquired are set out progressively from Early Years through to Year 6 with key topics being revisited frequently to build upon and secure prior learning.
Across school, RE is taught on weekly basis by both teachers and HLTA’s whereby there is a 45-minute weekly expectation in Key Stage 1 and an hour weekly expectation in Key Stage 2. The curriculum is led and overseen by the RE lead who continuously monitors and evaluates the teaching of RE across Flanshaw with termly scrutiny’s of planning and workbooks, observations during subject monitoring week and discussions with staff to share good practice and new ideas. Educational visits are expected to occur once in the year for KS1 and at least twice in the year for KS2 to fit in with the topics being taught so children are given first-hand experiences. High quality RE teaching at Flanshaw involves high-quality discussions about real life topics as well as practical hands on creative activities.
Our RE curriculum enables all the children in our school to acquire and develop skills, knowledge, a mutual respect and tolerance of different beliefs and religions. Through religious education, which also goes hand in hand with our PSHE curriculum, we aim to acknowledge our children’s immediate needs and nurture their spiritual, moral, social and cultural awareness ensuring they grow into valued and responsible adults.