St. Margaret’s C of E Junior School
Our RE lead is Miss Steele.
As a Church of England school, Religious Education plays an important role in our curriculum. Children are introduced to a variety of themes throughout their time at St Margaret’s and Christianity is the main focus. Each half term, a Bible Story is studied in every year group. Our curriculum is informed by children looking at religions, their important texts, artefacts and key beliefs and every year another major world religion is introduced to the children to help them make sense of the world around them. By the time a child leaves St Margaret’s, they will have looked at Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism, Judaism, Islam and made links with these religions and Christianity.
We have strong links with our diocese and consortium Church of England Schools and, because of this, take part in many activities and opportunities provided by them. In the last few years, we have celebrated 100 years of Coventry Diocese and took part in ‘a pilgrimage’ of the Cross of Nails with local schools. Activities like this provide the children with opportunities to apply their RE learning across the curriculum, working on themes such as peace and reconciliation and Christianity as a worldwide faith.
Religious Education is taught in many creative ways, including drama and role play, dance, looking at religious artefacts, research and art. We aim to make RE a stimulating subject in our school. As part of RE, children have the opportunity to visit our local church, St Margaret’s, and experience other places of worship, either virtually (through Google Expeditions) or in person. These learning experiences provide enriching opportunities for the children to explore, apply their knowledge of the religions studied and ask questions to deepen their understanding.
On this page you will find a variety of photos showing our RE learning in action.
Click HERE to see a video from Diwali Day 2020.