Religious Education

At Kew Woods, we follow the Sefton Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education.

In the Early Years Foundation Stage, children begin to explore the world of religion in terms of special people, books, times, places and objects.  They listen to stories and have opportunities during circle time and family worker time to reflect on their own feelings and experiences. 

Throughout Key Stage 1, pupils explore Christianity and Judaism.  They learn about different beliefs about God and the world around them.  They encounter and have opportunity to respond to a range of stories and explore our wide range of artefacts and other religious materials.  The teaching and learning of RE at Key Stage 1 is seen as exploration. 

Throughout Key Stage 2, pupils continue to learn about Christianity and Judaism together with an introduction to Hinduism and Islam, recognising the impact of religion and belief locally, nationally and globally.  They consider their own beliefs and values and those of others.  The teaching and learning of RE at Key Stage 2 is seen as connecting.

At Kew Woods, we are supported in our curriculum by the Southport and Area School’s Worker Trust, who are a local church funded Scripture Union Associate Group.  The group run our after school ‘Awesome Club’, where children have the opportunity to further explore threads discussed in both RE and Collective Worship sessions, providing a further opportunity for reflection and growth.  The trust also enhances our whole school assemblies, providing thought provoking ideas and reflections for the children to further explore in the classroom. 

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