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The Winchcombe School

Improving As One

Religious Education (RE)

What is our Philosophy?

Our overarching aim is to create curiosity about the meaning of life, beliefs about God, the self and the nature of reality, issues of right and wrong and what it means to be human. We strive to enable pupils to flourish individually within our diverse school community and as citizens in a global community.

What is taught?

At The Winchcombe, we teach RE using the Pan Berkshire Syllabus. Learning encompasses enquiry into, and investigation of, Christianity, other principal religions and world views represented in Britain. Children reflect upon the diversity within and between them, as well as the commonalities they may share. We encourage children to share personal experiences and to communicate their responses creatively. We recognise and celebrate Interfaith festivals to promote belonging, understanding and respect within our school.

How is it taught?

Teaching and learning is centred around a termly ‘Big Question’, These progress in depth and breadth through the Key Stages and pupils learn about and from religions. We build upon prior knowledge and understanding to develop the long-term retention of key vocabulary.