Curriculum Overview for each Key Stage
As a Church of England School, children are given the opportunity to explore the cultures, traditions and beliefs of the Christian community but are also involved in a variety of activities where other religions and cultures can be studied. In our multi-cultural society, we aim to nurture a respect for all people’s beliefs so that differences and similarities are identified and celebrated.
The Church provides a rich resource for learning and the children have the opportunity to undertake activities led by the congregation linked to the true meaning of Harvest, Easter, Pentecost and Christmas. These include musical performances at St.Anne's church as well as children sharing their experiences by giving short presentations and speeches at important times in the calendar.
St Anne's RE Curriculum
Our broad aim for RE is that the children should be taught and subsequently understand the practices and teachings of Christianity. The principle aim at St Anne`s is to encourage children to develop their own Christian beliefs and values and aid them on their spiritual journey. We also want our children to develop an understanding of other world religions and foster a sense of respect and tolerance for people with other beliefs.
We support the aim of The Manchester Diocesan Board of Education,
‘ The principle aim of RE in a church school will be effected first through offering pupils a firm grounding in the principles and practices of Christianity as represented by the Church of England…in recognition of the society in which all children are growing up, pupils should also be offered opportunities to explore other faiths as represented by Britain today.’
Principles of Teaching and Learning in R.E.
RE is an integral part of the school’s Christian ethos, is reflected in our aims and Golden Values and is incorporated into the whole school curriculum. The major part of RE teaching and learning focuses on Christianity, in recognition of the foundation of the school. The introduction of Hinduism, Sikhism and Islam provides an awareness of other faiths
We use the Manchester Diocesan Scheme of Work for RE and the Oldham Syllabus for RE as reference.
The two strands of learning in RE are:
Attainment Target 1: LEARNING ABOUT RELIGIONS
Knowledge and Understanding of:
Beliefs and Teachings;
Practices and Lifestyles;
Expression and Language
Attainment Target 2: LEARNING FROM RELIGION
Response, evaluation and applications of questions of:
Identity and Experience;
Meaning and Purpose;
Values and Commitment
Each classroom has a reflection area, that is inviting and valued, where children can explore a range of resources.
Thursday 20th October - Thank your Vicar Day.
We celebrated 'Thank Your Vicar Day' today in assembly. We presented Reverend Pat with a card and some flowers as our thank you to her.
World Peace Day
Canon Maurice Smith's Visit
Canon Maurice Smith from the Manchester Diocese visited us on Friday 15th January.
This was part of his pilgrimage to visit all church schools within the Greater Manchester area. Canon Smith visited each classroom where the children had the opportunity to talk about their RE learning and to ask him questions. He was also presented with a prayer written by each class to help him on his journey.
Canon Smith then walked to his next school St Mary`s Greenfield. He was incredibly impressed by the children and thanked everyone for their hard work and contribution.