Religious Education

Our school has a planned approach to Religious Education following the Dioceses of Leeds and York Diocesan Syllabus for Religious Education. It is an open, exploratory approach. As a Church of England School, our main emphasis is teaching about the Christian tradition. We do, however, believe in the importance of teaching children about other major world faiths.

R.E. teaching in Barton Church of England School specifically draws on the following:

  1. Visits and visitors; enabling children to see at first hand religious people, objects, symbols, places, events, stories and explore with people who have faith
  2. Role play and drama; encouraging children to learn through familiar or unfamiliar settings and ask questions from their own encounters
  3. Artefacts; being able to explore items which are precious and/or used in religious worship, encouraging respect and questioning whilst deepening knowledge
  4. Music and the arts; enabling children to experience elements of religions in a sensory way
  5. Parents; by valuing the family backgrounds of the children and making them part of the school community
  6. Food sampling, making and baking foods from different faiths to support children’s understanding.

Spirituality At Barton Church of England School, we believe spirituality is shown by the sharing and expression of individual’s beliefs. This is promoted through an enjoyment and fascination of our universe. We encourage in all a willingness to reflect on our own experiences and the experiences of others. We offer the opportunity to learn about the love of God the Father; the life and teachings of Jesus and to experience the grace of the Holy Spirit.

 

At Barton Church of England School, we believe spirituality is shown by the sharing and expression of individual’s beliefs. This is promoted through an enjoyment and fascination of our universe. We encourage in all a willingness to reflect on our own experiences and the experiences of others.

Spirituality

We offer the opportunity to learn about the love of God the Father; the life and teachings of Jesus and to experience the grace of the Holy Spirit.

Spiritual Development

Definition – Spiritual development focuses on an individual’s own personal beliefs and values and their resulting behaviours. Through spiritual development, children are able to understand their own feelings and emotions and this enables them to reflect and to learn.

Our learning environment and curriculum

Curriculum opportunities enable pupils to:

  • Be curious and to express feelings of delight and wonder, (scientific investigations, chemical reactions, new life, the global landscape)
  • Empathise and consider the viewpoints of others, (debates, drama activities, discussing feelings and empathising with characters in familiar stories)
  • Consider how a belief can change people’s lifestyles , (R.E, investigating communities and faiths, historical case studies)
  • Discuss what they think they have achieved and what they need to do to be successful in the future, (self assessment, target setting activities)

Please click on the link below to see our long term planning for RE

RE long term plan 2018-2019

RE long term plan 2019-2020