'Religious education (RE) contributes deliberately to the Christian vision of welcome and inclusion. Pupils love learning about faiths and viewpoints so that they understand their neighbours and respect their beliefs.'
SIAMS January 2020
Our curriculum offers learners a wide range of experiences and we weave SMSC (Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural) opportunities throughout. We follow the new Warwickshire Agreed Syllabus (2017) for R.E and use resources from ‘Understanding Christianity’ to help staff with subject knowledge and ideas. The R.E sessions are weekly teaching sessions.
Children have the opportunity to share, question and learn from their own experiences and those of other religious traditions during R.E. They will therefore, have developed a greater awareness, knowledge and understanding of the spiritual and moral dimensions of life and the religiously diverse society represented in Great Britain. As a ‘No Outsiders’ school we welcome families of faith and those of no faith. We wish to reflect the special cultural diversity as part of the BJS family.
The SMSC element to our children’s development is paramount to us as we nurture our children to look ‘inside’ and ‘outside’ of themselves as they grow inside our Bilton C of E Junior School Community. We are currently working on ways in which SMSC can be woven through our curriculum for the benefit of individuals and the community as a whole. We are looking for links that can be made across the curriculum.
'The social, moral, spiritual and cultural development of pupils is a core part of the school’s curriculum and the importance that the school gives to it is evident in the good behaviour and attitudes shown by pupils. Pupils are given many opportunities to work in pairs and small groups requiring cooperation to complete a task. They learn about different cultures and faiths. They take part in a good variety of inter-school events.' Ofsted July 2014
Learners understand the value of the subject and learn well. They develop a range of skills including: enquiry, analysis, interpretation, evaluation and reflection.
Learners show originality and creativity in applying their knowledge and skills in religious education and are developing the ability to apply this to questions of meaning and purpose.
Learners often demonstrate the ability to be deeply thoughtful in their actions and empathy towards others.
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