RE at Randwick

The Parable of the Good Samaritan Luke 10:25-37

25 On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 26 “What is written in the Law?” he replied. “How do you read it?” 27 He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.” 28 “You have answered correctly,” Jesus replied. “Do this and you will live.” 29 But he wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” 30 In reply Jesus said: “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. 31 A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. 32 So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. 33 But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. 34 He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him. 35 The next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Look after him,’ he said, ‘and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.’ 36 “Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?” 37 The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.”

Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.”

Religious Education is at the heart of our school. Through our RE, we promote all pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life. We hope that through our Religious Education teaching, our pupils will develop a sense of personal and cultural identity which is receptive and respectful towards others, preparing them for life as global citizens. They will consider life's fundamental questions and reflect their own beliefs and values in the light of what they study in R.E. Pupils will be engaged in a process of exploration and encouraged to develop and express personal responses to what they discover.

We aim to provide a curriculum that instils respect for different views and interpretations; and, in which real dialogue and theological enquiry takes place.  We offer the opportunity for pupils to deepen their understanding of the religion and world views as lived by believers.

At Randwick we follow a two year rolling program using the Gloucestershire ‘Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education’ which provides content and guidance. Teachers also use the ‘Understanding Christianity’ resource to develop understanding of biblical text, consider the impact of it on the daily lives of Christians, and to enable the children to make connections in their own lives. 

RE is taught weekly in each class with a curriculum that is designed so the children experience a challenging and robust syllabus based on a theological framework that draws on the richness and diversity of religious experience worldwide. We deliver RE that makes a positive contribution to their SMSC development.

As a school experiential learning is key and we encourage visits to places of worship and welcome visitors from different faith communities into school.  Over the last year pupils visited a mosque and Gloucester Cathedral as well as fostering a partnership with a Muslim school in a city setting.  This, combined with a hands-on teaching approach, encourages our pupils to foster collaboration and inspires reflection and questioning.

Our values and vision form an important element of our teaching; we focus on our core 6 values over the year in class and in worship.  To ensure the vision for our school is shared by all we have explored the Bible story that underpins our school vision in different ways.

We feel that it is important that we take full advantage of the strong church community in which we live and regularly welcome visitors to celebrate worship with us in different ways;  Rev. Helen uses her fantastic story telling skills to help us understand Bible stories and make connections to our own lives, we have a dedicated ‘Open the Book’ worship team which is run by members of our church community and our pupils plan and deliver regular whole school worship.  Collective worship is a time to celebrate differences and success and embed our overall ethos including valuing differences in opinion, beliefs and ideas.

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