R.E.

Achieve Believe Succeed

At Mossley, we embrace our Christian foundations; provide many rich opportunities for children to develop as individuals within a stimulating and safe environment. Our warm, caring ethos incorporates our Christian values within the everyday life of our school. We believe that every child should thrive and be the person they are fully capable of being.

‘They shall have life, life in all its fullness’ (John 10:10)

 

Religious Education at Mossley CE Primary School

 

As a Church of England School, Religious Education has a special place in our curriculum. The aims of Religious Education in Church schools are:

· To enable pupils to know about and understand Christianity as a living faith that influences the lives of people worldwide and as the religion that has most shaped British culture and heritage.

· To enable pupils to know and understand about other major world religions and world views, their impact on society, culture and the wider world, enabling pupils to express ideas and insights.

· To contribute to the development of pupils’ own spiritual/philosophical convictions, exploring and enriching their own beliefs and values.

(The Church of England Education Office Statement of Entitlement 2016)

We use the Chester Diocese plans alongside the SACRE agreed syllabus to teach Religious Education in our school.

Our RE work not only covers the teaching and stories of Christianity, but also investigates other World religions. Lessons ofetn start with a "Big Question", encouraging children to share their own thoughts and ideas, no matter what those are, and to listen to the views of others. They are always times of lively, open discussion and debate.

RE enables pupils to appreciate their own and others’ beliefs and cultures, helping them to develop a clear understanding of the significance of religion in their own area as well as in the world today.

RE intends to promote religious understanding and respect, and to challenge prejudice, discrimination and stereotyping.

It is concerned with the promotion of each pupil’s self-worth, enabling them to reflect on their uniqueness as human beings, to share their feelings and emotions with others and to appreciate the importance of forming and maintaining positive relationships.

We strongly believe that the purpose of RE is about religious literacy. This means we aim for children to be able to hold a balanced and well-informed conversation about religion and belief. In order to fulfil this purpose we provide a balance of theology, philosophy and human/social sciences within our RE lessons.

As part of this RE curriculum, as the children progress through school, we learn about different places of worship and have visits from Leaders of different faiths. As well as timetabled RE lessons, there will always be other times in the curriculum where big questions of faith arise, such as when looking at natural disasters, Space or the Second World War. We make time and space to discuss these questions as they occur, not in any prescriptive way, but in a manner so as to allow the children to investigate their own and others opinions and beliefs.

If you would like further information about the curriculum Mossley School follows please feel free to speak with your child's class teacher or call the school office on 01260 272451

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Boundary Lane, Congleton

Cheshire, CW12 3JA

Main Contact: Mrs B Hawtin or Mrs L Knibbs

Tel: 01260 272451