Welcome to Religious Education at Lightmoor
It is our intent that through our Religious Education curriculum, that children at Lightmoor Village Primary School are provided with the knowledge and skills required to become a global citizen in a wonderfully varied and diverse world. With a school curriculum driver being “Celebrating Diversity” we intend to equip the children with the ability to explore different faiths and cultures, whilst showing maturity, respect & dignity. We intend to personalise our RE curriculum offer to reflect our small village school setting, situated in a predominantly white British rural area. Our second driver of “Endless Possibilities” encourages us to engage the children with challenging questions based on their own experiences and give the children the tools to explore their own spiritual identity, whilst comparing the views of others.
The foundation subjects at Lightmoor are taught on a cycle to support the working memory of pupils by regularly revisiting each subject during the academic year. This ensures that children achieve depth in their learning. With some adaptations to suit our children, we base our RE curriculum on the Telford and Wrekin Sacre Scheme which provides a clear structure to our planning and ensures progression of the skills taught from Reception to Year 6. The most powerful knowledge and skills have been identified and given consideration to ensure that progression across topics and year groups is achieved. At the beginning of a new unit of learning, children have the opportunity to recall prior learning as well as what they would like to find out. This informs the programme of study and also ensures that lessons are relevant and take account of children’s different starting points. Whilst teaching RE, class teachers continuously use formative assessment to identify gaps in knowledge and plan engaging and interactive lessons to plug these gaps for all children. Through our commitment to inclusion, there are high aspirations for all pupils. Appropriate scaffolding and challenge ensure that the needs of all pupils are met across the RE curriculum. Alongside high-quality classroom teaching, we also plan trips and visit to support classroom-based learning.
At Lightmoor, our pupils receive a broad and balanced curriculum. There are opportunities in individual lessons and at the start and end of a unit of work to assess whether children know and remember more. There are clear end points for pupils in all year groups to achieve age related expectations in RE. We strive to ensure that all pupils at Lightmoor are well prepared for the next stage of their education and approach this with an open and inquisitive attitude.