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Welcome! Exciting news for 2020 – Our friendly, child-centred RMS Nursery is now up and running. Places available for Easter, September and January starts. Visits very welcome so come along and see our multi-sensory, ‘loose parts’ and creative minds learning approach! Places also still available for September 2020 in our Foundation. Please get in touch with our school office and we look forward to meeting you!

Religious Education

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Religious Education (R.E.)

Curriculum Intent (Why we teach R.E and Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Education) 

 

At RMS, our Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (S.M.S.C.)curriculum is omnipresent throughout all our learning but particularly, Religious Education, and ensures each child maximises their personal development, enabling them to be the best version of themselves. We do this by encouraging children to learn about faiths, (including humanism, agnostic and atheist identities) and reflect on what this means to them. Through this process, the children’s sense of self thrives and flourishes. We want children to strive to ‘do all the good they can, by all the means they can, in all the ways they can, in all the places they can, at all the times they can, to all the people they can, as long as ever they can’. This is our Methodist ethos, we promote it in every interaction in our school . Our Religious Education gives us the opportunity to reflect on ways we can ‘do all the good we can’, using the teaching of different faiths to guide our ideas so as to better understand the influences on ourselves and our communities. We value the SMSC learning children experience at home and work in partnership with both families and the Methodist Church. To be a responsible Global citizen, we need to know and understand our global communities. Understanding and a shared cultural capital enables peace and harmony.  

 

Implementation (How we teach R.E and S.M.S.C) 

 

Spiritual development 

We explore beliefs and experiences. We foster awe and wonder. We respect the ideas of people of all faiths and people with no faith. We value each other’s feelings and opinions. We enjoy learning about ourselves, others and our world. We use imagination, creativity and offer opportunities to reflect in our collective worship, R.E, PHSE and school environment. We welcome and support all in school and look for opportunities to care for our community. 

 

Moral development 

We learn to make the right choices. We respect the law and understand the consequences of positive and negative choices. We appreciate the role of Britain’s democratic parliamentary system. We investigate moral and ethical issues without conflict, prejudice or bias. We study philosophy to enable us to question, evaluate and grow our sense of self. We offer reasoned views through engaging with our twelve ‘Values for All’ our ethos and our behaviour policy. 

 

Social development 

We use a range of language and communication skills. We all have a voice. We participate in the local community. We appreciate diverse viewpoints. We participate, volunteer and cooperate. We empathise to develop strategies to resolve conflict and learn the value of democracy. We strive towards understanding so we promote peace and harmony. 

 

Cultural development 

We appreciate our shared culture and explore fully our together heritage. Our History is an important part of our present and future. We look for links, causes and effects. We learn about other cultures, celebrating both similarities and differences. We appreciate diversity but understand the need for community.  We participate in as many cultural opportunities as possible so we can appreciate their influences.  

 

What is the difference that this makes? (Our impact) 

Through our SMSC learning, we aim to improve academic standards but also create an equality of opportunity and maximize our children’s life chances. We will build a cohesive, harmonious community through a well-rounded understanding of both self and a respect, through understanding, for others. 
Our children leave KS2 able to look back on an secure, engaging and happy primary education and can be proud of their successes. They are able communicators, responsible citizens and resilient life-long learners. We want them to be confident that they have always done ‘all the good they can’ and both made and been good friends. The children are able to encourage others – when necessary have leadership skills, but above all, interested in the world around them and keen to make a positive contribution to society. We hope that they will be willing to share and reflect upon their own and others perspectives and thoughts, be able to work with others, without prejudice, understand changes and be eager for challenge.

 

The children take part in acts of worship during assemblies.

Parents have the right to withdraw their children from RE teaching and should contact the headteacher should they wish to do so.

 

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