Religious Education.

Subject Leader: Mrs J French

Vision / Intent:

RE is a vital part of the Holywell Middle school curriculum with cross-curricular links to not only the other Humanities subjects but also to English, Art, Music and Drama. As a Church of England School providing a values-based education, we place great emphasis on the development of mutual respect and kindness. We have created a school that is both welcoming and caring towards everyone who joins us. These values are embodied within the RE curriculum as we seek to explore further students' understanding of and respect for other cultures and religions, while still retaining Christianity as the underlying belief system of the school community.

Students are encouraged not only to learn about aspects of religion, belief and worship, but also to identify, cross-examine and refine their own beliefs in the light of their learning. All this takes place within a safe and caring environment in which students can explore their thoughts and feelings with growing confidence, encouraged by both their peers and teachers.

Approach / Philosophy / Implementation:

RE is taught for 1 hour a week. A variety of teaching methods are used that are tailored to different learning styles. These include comprehension, roleplay, hot-seating, sorting activities, metacognition and experiential learning. Following assessments, students needing additional support are identified and given extensive individual guidance to enhance their comprehension and learning. Students engage well with lessons and make good progress.

Department Members

Mrs J French RE Subject Leader
Miss E Martin RE Teacher
Mr B Crighton RE Teacher
Mrs J Scott RE Teacher

Topic Overview 2023-24:

Year 5

  • Autumn Term - Judaism
  • Spring Term - The Life of Jesus
  • Summer Term - Worship

Year 6

  • Autumn Term - Jesus' Teachings and their influence today
  • Spring Term - Sikhism
  • Summer Term - Sacraments/Rites of Passage

Year 7

  • Autumn Term - Islam
  • Spring Term - Salvation
  • Summer Term - Love versus Prejudice and Discrimination

Year 8

  • Autumn Term - The Nature of God
  • Spring Term - Hinduism
  • Summer Term - Poverty and Injustice / History of Christianity
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