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Religious Education

Curriculum Leader: Mrs Susan Cook

Intent: We follow the Lincolnshire Agreed Religious Education Syllabus and at Theddlethorpe Academy, all children are taught Religious Education (RE). The purpose of Religious Education is to assist children in acquiring and developing knowledge and understanding of Christianity and the other major religions represented in the United Kingdom; to appreciate how religious beliefs shape life and our behaviour; to develop the ability to make reasoned and informed decisions about religious and moral issues; and to enhance their spiritual, moral, social, and cultural development.

Along with the rest of the curriculum, but especially the PSHE component, RE plays a vital part in developing our children's social awareness and knowledge. Our children are encouraged to reflect on their own experiences, beliefs, and values, as well as to ask questions about the world around them. By including and promoting British values, we make sure that children are informed of the rights and responsibilities that come with being citizens of the UK.

St Helen's church dates from the 14th and 15th centuries.
Inside the church is a 14th century font and the stunning stone medieval reredos made of Caen stone.

Implementation: Our RE teaching will assist our children in developing principles for determining what is right and wrong; expand their understanding, respect, and knowledge of their own and other people's ideas and traditions, as well as how these influence individuals and civilizations. Lessons are planned and delivered in a variety of ways, ensuring that all children can access and participate in the lessons. Interactive, practical activities encourage the children to discuss their ideas and extend their understanding of difficult concepts and challenging questions. We will learn about the local area and refer to historical buildings such as St Helen’s church based in Theddlethorpe.

Alongside the syllabus, we use Milestones for teachers and Curriculum Leaders to monitor coverage and track progress across the curriculum, ensuring appropriate sequencing is in place. We use the milestones created by Chris Quigley Education, in conjunction with our planning to ensure the children develop their knowledge and skills as they move from Early Years through to Key Stage 1 and 2.