Religious Education & World Views
Our intention is that when children leave Chew Stoke Church School, they will do so with strong knowledge, understanding and the skills to be able to play an active, positive and successful role in today’s diverse and global society. We want all of our children to have high aspirations, a belief in themselves and an ability to wonder and to ask questions about anything and everything. At Chew Stoke Church School, Religion & Worldviews is at the core of what we do and enables our children to become independent, confident and responsible members of society, as well as developing the “whole child” intellectually, morally, spiritually and socially. Through our whole-school approach to Religion & Worldviews, it is our belief that excellence in these areas will lead to excellence across the curriculum and beyond in later life.
Religion & Worldviews is taught across the school from Reception - Year 6 on a weekly basis and as a school, we follow the Somerset AMV Syllabus and Understanding Christianity Resource. We aim to develop our children as critical thinkers, who have an awareness of the world around them. Our Religion & Worldviews curriculum equips children with relevant and meaningful content, which provides our children with a strong foundation in Mutual Respect and Tolerance of differing beliefs, faiths and views. Weaving through the heart of our Religion and Worldviews teaching, is a commitment to enhancing and promoting our British Values, our core Christian Values and a commitment to global learning.
Our RE Curriculum is high quality, well thought out and is planned to demonstrate progression. If children are keeping up with the curriculum, they are deemed to be making good or better progress. In addition, we measure the impact of our curriculum through the following methods:
· A reflection on standards achieved against the planned outcomes;
· A celebration of learning for each term which demonstrates progression across the school;
· Pupil discussions about their learning; which includes discussion of their thoughts and ideas.