Vision for RE
At Oatlands Junior School Religious Education encourages pupils to explore their own beliefs, values and traditions and those of others in meaningful and engaging ways. Pupils share their diverse range of experiences and grow individually and together with sensitivity and respect towards people of all faiths and none. Through high quality learning experiences we enable children to explore beliefs, investigate moral and ethical issues, appreciate diverse viewpoints and celebrate diversity (SMSC).
Long Term Plan
R.E. Subject Leader - Ellen Ramsey
How is RE taught and what does it look like at OJS?
RE is taught through a one hour lesson per week here at Oatlands Junior School. Each year group will cover four units throughout the academic year, building upon their knowledge and learning of Christianity - year on year - as well as learning about other religions such as:
This is achieved through a variety of whole-class teaching, group activities and individual tasks. Within these lessons, students will be given the opportunity to consolidate and extend their knowledge as well as use religious texts and artefacts within lessons.
What will your children leave OJS knowing, understanding and appreciating in RE?
By the end of your child's time here with us at Oatlands Junior School, they will have has a rich and varied experience through the teaching and learning of RE.
Children can confidently identify and understand the beliefs and followings of different religions, understand what it means to be a member of different religions in Britain today and use different artefacts and texts that are common for a variety of religions.
Year by year, children will build upon their knowledge of Christianity, making connections between other religions and their own beliefs.
What do pupils at OJS think about RE?
'We get to learn about different countries and religions.' - pupil in Year 3
'I like learning about Hinduism and other cultures. I particularly enjoyed making ability cards for the lovely Hindu Gods.' - pupil in Year 4
'That you get to learn about different religions.' - pupil in Year 5
'I like learning about really interesting religious traditions' - pupil in Year 6