Essential characteristics of Religious Education
•An outstanding level of religious understanding and knowledge.
•A thorough engagement with a range of ultimate questions about the meaning and significance of existence.
•The ability to ask significant and highly reflective questions about religion and demonstrate an excellent understanding of issues related to the nature, truth and value of religion.
•A strong understanding of how the beliefs, values, practices and ways of life within any religion cohere together.
•Exceptional independence; the ability to think for themselves and take the initiative in, for example, asking questions, carrying out investigations, evaluating ideas and working constructively with others.
•Significant levels of originality, imagination or creativity, which are shown in their responses to their learning in RE.
•The ability to link the study of religion and belief to personal reflections on meaning and purpose.
Religious Education is an integral part of the life within Berkley C of E First School. For our full Berkley School SIAMS Report for March 2016 Parents have a right to withdraw their child from R.E. but should consult the head teacher to discuss any implications.
2020 – 2021
The Christian Value the whole school are focussing on this term is Friendship. The children are all in new classes and we will be learning each other’s names and all about ourselves, our interests and talents! Throughout the recent month’s friends have helped us keep positive and given us something to look forward to when we returned to school this week. Please find attached the Friendship home school ideas sheet. It would lovely for the children to have a go at either of the ‘HOME SCHOOL CHALLENGES’ at the bottom and we look forward to seeing either their friendship bracelets or picture puzzles by the end of term.
2019 – 2020
This term’s Christian value is Wisdom. Please find some activities relating to this Christian plus our termly home school challenge!
This term please have a go at making a brick for the wisdom wall on an A4 piece of paper which you could then send into school or bring in when you return to school and make a brick wall from your ideas! Talk with your child about what the word proverb means and then write it on the ‘brick’. If you don’t want to post it you could email a photograph in an we can print it off in school.
This term our Christian value in focus is ‘Truthfulness’. Please find attached activities and discussion starters to do at home plus the ‘Home-School Challenge’ ……
‘Truth be told’ Make a colourful question mark and write a question for any famous person. Please take a photo and send it into the school facebook page so we can see who you choose!
This term our Christian value changes to Compassion. The children will learn what this means and looks like from stories and scenarios we will be discussing on school. The home-school challenge is to create some ‘helping hands’. We would love to see your acts of kindness so please send them back into school!
This term our focus will be on ‘Courage’. The children will learn that there are different types of courage and hear stories based on this theme. The children will also get the chance to reflect on their own courage and others e.g. Children in need. Please support us by discussing a child you know who has shown courage, filling in the form provided on the ‘Courage home school value sheet’ and send back into school to share with the class and create a whole school display, we look forward to seeing them.
Draw or paint a picture of your chosen person and make a frame to surround it. On the reverse give 5 reasons why this person is worthy of special respect. the picture can then be hung in the school challenge gallery.
2018 – 2019
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