Hello, I am Miss Howes and I am the R.E coordinator at Moston Lane Community Primary School. What I enjoy most about teaching R.E. is learning and understanding different religions and the discussions that come from this. I believe R.E. helps children to gain a better understanding of other people's cultures and teaches them how to treat others with respect.
At Moston Lane Primary School, the purpose of RE is captured in the main principle of the Manchester Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education 2016- 2021. The principle aim of RE is to engage pupils in systematic enquiry, so that they can develop the understanding and skills needed to appreciate and appraise varied responses to these questions, as well as develop responses of their own. The threefold aim of the R.E Manchester Agreed Syllabus elaborates the principle aim. The curriculum for RE aims to ensure that all pupils:
- Know about and understand a range of religions and worldviews
- Express ideas and insights about the nature, significance and impact of religions and worldviews
- Gain and deploy the skills needed to engage seriously with religions and worldviews
At Moston Lane Community Primary School, these skills are embedded within the R.E curriculum and are developed over time. We are committed to ensuring that children are able to recognise the importance of religions and worldviews and that they are able to use their knowledge confidently to express their own ideas and opinions in lots of religious topics and enquiry-based questions. We want our children at Moston Lane to enjoy R.E, to be creative and express themselves with spiritual and religious ideas.
The skills taught across R.E at Moston Lane prepares children for life, to develop as global citizens, to learn different ways of life and develop empathy and understanding of different religions around the world.
Please click the link below to view the R.E policy:
Below is the ‘Curriculum Map’ and 'Progression of Skills & Knowledge, which outlines the activities and skills that will be taught throughout the year:
Here you can find the 'Age Related Expectations' for each year group, which outlines what skills a child should be able to do at the end of each year. Children will be assessed against these expectations to see what they have achieved, and what they need to work on next.
Please follow the links to find out more about the expectations for your child:
Please find the 'Knowledge Organiser' for your child's year group and topic below. They contain key words and information that the children will be learning throughout their topic this term.
RE around our school
Interfaith Week 2023
In November, we celebrated Interfaith Week. All of our classes explored different religions and learnt about how the theme of light fits into them and their believers lives. We then shared our creations in our Friday assemblies. Have a look at what we made...
Religious Celebration Poems
Year 3 have studied Easter, Ramadan and Holi as part of their R.E. lessons. They focused on one festival and thought about the important messages and which events took place and used this to write an acrostic poem.
Key Stage Two
Year 3 also created some Rangoli tiles using oil pastels.
Key Stage One and EYFS
The children created their own Rangoli tiles in a variety of different ways.
To celebrate Diwali this year, the whole school participated in a range of different arts and crafts during our ‘Diwali afternoon’. Each year group was given a special art or craft to help children understand how people celebrate Diwali across the world. The children made Rangoli tile decorations, clay Diya and sweet treats! Here are some examples of their amazing creations…
Year 2's trip to St John's Church in Moston
Year 6 'Torn Away' Project
Year 6 had an exciting afternoon with Caroline from the Holocaust Day Trust, who came in to do some History, RE and Art activities based on the Holocaust. This tied in really well for Year 6 as they had been focusing on World War 2. They learnt about the Holocaust from the perspective of the children in the war and being “torn away” from home. This “Torn Away” project really engaged the children through group work with RE and History activities, as well as going onto creating a piece of artwork. This art was then exhibited at Manchester Library at a special art event. The Lord Mayor, High Sheriff and a Holocaust survivor attended this event and looked at our artwork along with some from other schools too.