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22/05/20

Well done to all of our Learners of the Week! https://t.co/SWrXykFGCz

22/05/20

Happy Birthday to Sophia in Tiger Class, Maisie in Alpaca Class, Sienna in Panda Class and Isaac in Meerkat Class who will all be celebrating this half term. We hope you have a wonderful day! https://t.co/CiN3teDrgG

22/05/20

Riley and Zack in Owl Class have been busy baking some super space creations! They almost look to good to eat!! https://t.co/aBphVsRdwH

22/05/20

There are lots of idea's for scavenger hunts that you could try this half term, please visit our website for more ideas. https://t.co/1AOCumEVvO https://t.co/fljddbXyhD

22/05/20

If you are concerned about a young person’s mental health you can call the Single Point of Access on 0300 1234496. The SPA is there to help explore the difficulties and find the most appropriate response. We are still . https://t.co/uyEbn1lwEN

21/05/20

Erika has fully immersed herself in the world of "Aliens Love Underpants"! https://t.co/RMzUWL0PMg

21/05/20

Oliver drew a map to show where he would go if he could fly - he would visit his grandparents. https://t.co/xi7XSKU3e0

21/05/20

Oliver took his sniffer dog to the pond to investigate a case of mysterious flying frogs on lily pads. https://t.co/ZELGYWOXla

21/05/20

Finn created a fearsome dragon, then devised his own costume. https://t.co/13V4kcUdxR

21/05/20

Theo made a flying robot so he can fly to the jungle and see dinosaurs. https://t.co/2TGpDPwKmM

21/05/20

Panda Class have been exploring the topic of Fantasy Flight, take a look at our twitter posts to see the variety of wonderful learning, well done Pandas!

21/05/20

Aged between 10-16 and need mental health support? Kooth is . Please visit https://t.co/Fggon0CbdG to register for our supportive online community where we have lots of guided support courses and resources for you. https://t.co/z7YHCNIiD4

21/05/20

Jasmine in Meerkat Class performed this brilliant song for National Thank a Teacher Day, thank you Jasmine. https://t.co/pPZ4Z06soX

21/05/20

Aleks in Alpaca Class decorated this wonderful poster for National Thank a Teacher day, thank you Aleks. https://t.co/HWBToRrULp

20/05/20

Some art work from Penguin Class linked to this week's topic on fantasy flight! https://t.co/sswDV8lFl3

20/05/20

Text ‘Kent’ to 85258 for in the moment help if life gets overwhelming and you need immediate support. No fee,no registration or data required-it is silent,free,confidential & anonymous. Here for young people and adults,24/7. https://t.co/B70eRCi7w2

19/05/20

Henry in Year 3 has been sharing his baking efforts with his elderly neighbour who's wife is currently in hospital. He also safely delivered slices to his Nanny and Grandad too. https://t.co/KPtAJ5JCU4

19/05/20

Based on the short film 'Adrift' Harry in Dolphin Class created this poster advertising holidays on a Whale's back! https://t.co/o4olOsQgAZ

19/05/20

Our very own Riley submitted the first entry to the VIAT STEAM competition & it's brilliant! Well done! You can watch his video about how planes fly here - https://t.co/bC8FfXgXVZ And find full details about the competition, and enter yourself, here - https://t.co/v5S1ZXgkvD https://t.co/7TXNKsyYGz

19/05/20

Alex in Owl Class has made this lovely space picture! https://t.co/F9x3GvqR1u

19/05/20

Eloise in Alpaca Class shared the story 'The Paper Dolls' with her family and then made a paper chain of Paper Dolls. https://t.co/QrgzejAW2Y

19/05/20

Faye in Alpaca Class made a fantastic fact file all about flight. https://t.co/EGex6KTVQi

19/05/20

Isla in Alpaca Class made a beautiful airplane. https://t.co/X1Mu5XIoDh

19/05/20

Madison in Meerkat Class has been coding and has made a space - themed thank you for the NHS! https://t.co/jz0WlHxxlX

19/05/20

If your child is aged 4-19 and struggling with their emotional health, you can access support from the Children and Young People’s Counselling Service. Go to https://t.co/mbe1FbUQfQ or call 0300 123 4496 for more info. https://t.co/G8PqGzVoqX

19/05/20

For some inspiration on Random Act of Kindness please click the link below: https://t.co/6Ar6aoVIOZ

18/05/20

Family time online, with David Walliams. https://t.co/XznQjoJNV6

18/05/20

Online safety for kids, with Marvin & Rochelle. https://t.co/SSloSJg1U7

18/05/20

How to stay happy and healthy at home, with Fearne Cotton. https://t.co/tFOJ405oSF

18/05/20

Tech Tips for home schooling, with David Walliams. https://t.co/RyuldEgCwp

18/05/20

This , Moodspark is . They provide mental health support to young people in Kent, and their website is full of useful resources and service information for parents and teachers too: https://t.co/Kc7ZrxF0t4 https://t.co/W7rpZOjTEg

18/05/20

Mental Health Awareness Week https://t.co/PEuJqQCXA9

18/05/20

Please see the link below for information on the 'Ripple Kindness Project' as part of Mental Health Awareness week. https://t.co/GPEe4IPz59

18/05/20

It is Mental Health Awareness Week - Kindness Matters, please click the link below for more information. https://t.co/BZtoz8yiXB

18/05/20

Rohan in Owl Class with his flying machine. https://t.co/3qZ97Pvbs8

15/05/20

Well done to all of our Learners of the Week! https://t.co/sPnxBb83y1

15/05/20

Arjun in Meerkat Class received a thank you letter and certificate from The Royal Marsden Hospital, he recently had a sort out and donated 3 black sacks full of new and nearly new toys to their children ward! https://t.co/fTsu3QtDVz

15/05/20

Books for Topics is a great link to use to access books and reading while libraries, bookshops and classrooms are limited for most children, follow the link below: https://t.co/qvSex4X5XW

15/05/20

With access to libraries, classrooms and bookshops limited for most children, Books for Topics have been busy finding some of the best online story times for children to use freely at home: https://t.co/qvSex4X5XW Have a look! We think they're great! https://t.co/3p1QsZxsVc

RE

It is our intent for the Religious Education element of our school curriculum to engage, inspire, challenge and encourage pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to answer challenging questions, explore different religious beliefs, values and traditions and develop a more rigorous understanding of the numerous religious traditions, beliefs and practices that are followed in our multi-cultural society. We want them to know how religious education promotes discernment and enables pupils to combat prejudice, preparing them for adult life, employment and life-long learning.

RE Coverage Document

Intent Implementation and Impact

Intent

Implementation

Impact

1. To build a curriculum subject which develops learning and results in the acquisition of knowledge.

To design a curriculum subject with appropriate subject knowledge, skills and understanding as set out in the

Kent Agreed Syllabus so that children can reach and exceed their potential to learn more, understand more and remember more.

Scheme of work:

Holborough Lakes school follows the Programme of Study for RE as suggested in the Kent Agreed Syllabus and has a scheme of work that reflects this for each Key Stage.
During each Key Stage pupils are taught knowledge, skills and understanding through learning about Christians, Muslims, Hindus, Jewish and Humanist people through three key questions: Believing, Expressing and Living.
Each unit of work identifies prior learning and shows how this is built upon.

 

Teaching:

RE is taught in a block unit within a term to allow suitable links to be made to specific religious festivals taking place.


Resources:
Children gain a deeper understanding of the religion studied through the use of high-quality resources/artefacts.

Children will make at least good progress from their last point of statutory assessment or from their starting point in Reception.

This will be measured by the:

  • Progress from a child’s starting point or from the last point of statutory assessment.
  • Attainment at each point of statutory assessment.

2. To build a curriculum subject which ensures children recognise and celebrate cultural diversity.

To design a curriculum subject which results in children understanding what it means to be a British Citizen or, someone from another country who lives in Britain. To develop an awareness and tolerance of living in a multi-cultural society and being mutually respectful towards the beliefs of others.

Planning and Teaching: The following skills are used, in order to strengthen the skills and deepen the understanding and knowledge taught: Investigating, Reflecting, Expressing, Interpreting, Empathising. Attitudes fundamental to RE: Curiosity and wonder, commitment, fairness, respect, self- understanding, open-mindedness, critical mindedness and enquiry. These work alongside the SMSC links and British Values implemented within school as a whole.
Assemblies: Whole school and Class. Assemblies from members of Snodland and Leybourne Church Religious Leaders from a variety of Religions
Visits and Visitors: Community walks to our local church.

Pupil Discussion: Children can discuss and compare the lives of people they have studied from a variety of different religions.

 

Children demonstrate a positive attitude towards people of any religion and show an understanding of cultural beliefs different to their own. They demonstrate respectful behaviour to all and this is
transferable outside of school in the wider community and beyond.
Children learn about important people from the past and the present who have been or are positive role models and who are of a different race or religion.

The teaching sequence in RE

Every year group’s units of work must include:

  • The Big Picture, identifying what they will be learning and what they have been taught in previous year groups, to show how this build upon their previous learning.
  • A daily review to provide feedback and consolidation from previous learning, using a variety of teaching strategies. (using the toolkit)
  • Realistic and relevant information.
  • Specific key vocabulary and its meaning.
  • Opportunities for the children to work interactively, using other curriculum areas e.g music, drama, art, with the teacher acting as the facilitator.
  • Individual reflection on the learning.

Pedagogical Approaches to RE

Behaviourism

Direct teacher instruction, modelling of skills and techniques including demonstration.

Constructivism

Inquiry-based learning.

Social Constructivism

Teacher modelling, questioning, mix of individual, paired and group instruction.

Liberationism

Pupil-led learning and opportunities.

Learning, working and talking about RE with confidence

Being introduced to the key vocabulary relating to RE so that all children can express their understanding, views and opinions confidently.

 

Progression of skills

Please click here for the details on the progression of skills.

Assessment

In order for pupils to know more, remember more and do more in regards to RE, these aspects must be evident in the implementation of the RE curriculum throughout school. It is more appropriate, therefore, to understand the way knowledge is stored as a complex, interconnected web or ‘schema’. Every time a pupil encounters a word they have previously learned, but applied in a new context, it adds to the complexity of their understanding of that concept. In other words, they develop a deeper understanding of that concept and enhance their capacity to use that concept in their own thinking. Therefore, an example of an end of unit assessment is as follows:

Unit 1.9 - How should we care for others and the world and why does it matter? Having studied the teachings of one religion on caring, work together as a group to create an event e.g. a ‘Thank you’ tea party for some school helpers – make cakes and thank-you cards, write invitations and provide cake and drink, or organise a small fundraising event and donate the money to a local charity. Refer back   to  the  core  question: How should we care for others and the world and why does it matter? 

Vocabulary Progression for RE