RE PROGRESSION DOCUMENTS
Double Page Spread, Christmas units
Our showcase corridor displays work across school for the Christmas units. The richness in theological vocabulary, understanding of stories from the Bible and application to their own lives is prominent throughout the work on display.
At Copp School, we believe that religious education should provide a contemporary study of religion, preparing all children for later life. We promote respect, tolerance and understanding for the beliefs of all. Our curriculum encourages children to continuously ask questions and seek answers, embedding understanding and providing varied learning opportunities along their journey through school.
We use the new Blackburn Diocese Syllabus for Religious Education - Questful RE. This includes the exciting new resource, Understanding Christianity, which is based around 'The Big Story' and 'The Big Frieze' artwork by Emma Yarlett.
Teachers devote a minimum of 1 hour per week to RE lessons, with further elements of R.E. delivered through collective worship. Christianity plays a central role in R.E. taking up approximately 80% of the time available (as agreed by the Governing Board). The rest of the time (20%) is devoted to appropriate teaching about other faiths and world views.
Parental rights of withdrawal
Parents have a statutory right to withdraw their child from all or part of collective worship and R.E. although this cannot insulate them from the religious life of the school. The Head teacher should be notified in writing if parents wish to exercise this right.
Gujarat Hindu Mandir trip in Preston
We were welcomed with an Arti placed upon our foreheads and shown around the Temple. We explored the 4 gods and goddesses that are worshipped in this particular Mandir. Shakti, Rama, Krishna, and Ganesha. The session ended with a music session and meditation. This visit provided a learning experience for the adults and the children, along with valuable information for our upcoming double-page spread.
Year 3 child: I liked to learn that they all ride an animal to add to their qualities, the arti showed that I was welcomed to the temple and a nice reminder of the visit. There are lots of gods and goddesses to remember and their worship is relaxing but the bell is very loud. I really enjoyed it.
Prags Birk visitor
We was also incredibly lucky to have a visit from Prags for two days during the Summer term. Prags introduced us to Hinduism and she talked to us about their beliefs and way of life. She then led dancing and art workshops with the whole school, in their classes. It was an invaluable experience for the children and we learnt so much!
What our children think about RE at Great Eccleston Copp CE Primary School :
"I like God because He made world", Reception child
"Jesus died on the cross at Easter and came alive again on the third day", Reception child
"I like RE because it makes me think about when God was born", Year 1 child
"I like learning about Jesus", Year 1 child
"Jesus can heal people", Year 2 child
"Jesus is the light of the world", Year 2 child
"I like RE because you get to learn about what Jesus did and how long ago it was", Year 3 child
"I have enjoyed learning about different religions", Year 3 child