Garden Fields JMI School | Townsend Drive, St Albans, AL3 5RL | 01727 890440

Garden Fields JMI School | Townsend Drive, St Albans, AL3 5RL
01727 890440

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Garden Fields JMI School

Growing Hearts and Minds

Building children’s confidence, igniting a love of learning and creating wonderful memories

Part of the Alban Academies Trust
Sharing Educational Excellence

GFS Logo

Garden Fields JMI School

Growing Hearts and Minds

Building children’s confidence, igniting a love of learning and creating wonderful memories

Part of the Alban Academies Trust
Sharing Educational Excellence

CURRICULUM – RE

RE Curriculum

“We may have different religions, different languages and different coloured skin but we all belong to one human race.”  Kofi Annan

At Garden Fields School, our Religious Education (RE) curriculum allows children to discover and gain an insight into religions within the world that we live. We see the teaching of RE as vital for children to understand beliefs and make connections between their own values. We follow the Hertfordshire Agreed Syllabus of Religious Education.

 

You can find out more in our 3 Is; Intent, Implementation and Impact.

Intent

At Garden Fields JMI School, the intent of our Religious Education (RE) teaching is to help pupils:

  • acquire and develop their knowledge and understanding of Christianity and other principal religions represented in Great Britain (Islam, Hinduism, Judaism, Sikhism, Buddhism);
  • appreciate the way that religious beliefs and non-religious views shape life and behaviour;
  • develop the ability to make reasoned and informed judgements about religious and moral issues; and
  • enhance their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.

Implementation

Religious Education (RE) is taught in all year groups across the school.  We follow the Hertfordshire Agreed Syllabus 2017-2023.  To enhance children’s learning, we draw upon the children’s own experiences of religion.  All religions and their communities are treated with respect and sensitivity.  We aim to provide children with the opportunity to listen to visiting speakers and visit local places of worship during their time at Garden Fields.  Eight different aspects of religion are studied.

Impact

At Garden Fields School, pupils will develop their ability to think critically and empathically. They will know the key beliefs and practices of the main religions and how they influence the world around them. They will identify similarities and differences between and within religions through teaching, research and answering questions. Garden Fields pupils will develop the ability to communicate this understanding in discussions, writing, artwork and role plays. They will be open minded and tolerant of other people’s beliefs. RE offers our children the means by which to understand how people choose to live and to understand why they choose to live in that way. As such, RE is invaluable in our ever changing world.

Knowledge Organisers

Knowledge organisers for each key stage:

Subject Coordinators

Mrs Howitt (KS1) and Mrs Long (KS2) are the RE Subject Coordinators.

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The Learning Journey below illustrates the RE curriculum for children from EYFS to Year 6. Each term there is a focus on a main topic supported by knowledge organiser topics.

Click the red stars to view the long term overview for each key stage.