The religious programme, ‘Come and See’ is the core RE scheme at St Michael’s. Links are made with the children’s own experiences and the curriculum is adapted to make it real and meaningful to our children. We teach Religious Education through the process of Explore, Reveal, Respond. This follows the pattern of: the human search for meaning, God’s initiative in Revelation and the response in faith.
It is important to us that our children see themselves as part of a wider community. To ensure we have real and lasting experiences we have a planned programme of visits to places of worship so that children can learn about the many similarities between major world religions. Therefore two other religions are taught from EYFS to Year 6 following the programme of study in ‘Come and See’. These are Judaism, which is taught in the Autumn and Hinduism (KS1) / Islam (KS2 ) which is taught either in the Spring or Summer.
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Within the RE Curriculum, two other world faiths are taught: Judaism (strengthens the children’s understanding about Jesus being brought up within the Jewish faith), and Islam (allows our children to learn about another faith in order to widen their knowledge).
Studying other faiths allows children to “think and speak respectfully of other religions and their followers, and to learn”(Pope Francis, 08,2013).