St. Margaret’s C of E Junior School
Religious Education at St Margaret's Church of England School
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 major 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. Most recently, 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 other places of worship including the Gurdwara and the Islamic Experience. These trips provide enriching opportunities for the children to 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.