R.E and P.H.S.E

RE and PSHE Co-ordinator – Mrs Weston

RE Link Governor – John Taylor

PSHE Link Governor – Jackie Colclough

 

Raising aspirations

Thank you to all the parents, family members that have already volunteered to come into school to speak to the children about their professions. The children have really been enjoying learning about the different roles. We have already had visits from a Film Maker, Train Driver, Speech Therapist, Occupational Therapist and a Olympic, Mountain bike stunt rider!

It is our intention to plan further visits throughout the Autumn Term in order to inspire our pupils to think of the opportunities open to them. We hope that these talks will help to inspire the children, and to believe that anything is possible.

We had a police officer come in and I want to be a police officer when I grow up. – Oscar, Reception

The Occupational Therapist was interesting, I hadn’t heard of that before. We learnt about the occuptional needs of people and how to help them. – Jack Y5

I enjoyed the role play with the Occupational Therapist, I pretended I could only use one arm. It was good listening all about how they help people. I would like to help people when I grow up too. – Emily Y5

Danny Butler: a mountain bike stunt rider

Danny inspired me with his amazing stunt tricks. He told us to eat healthily, sleep well and that practise makes perfect. – Ben Y3

Danny inspired me to get off my devices and exercise more. – Ginny Y4

Danny made me realise I can be anything I want to be! – Gracies Y5

 

Mr Lane: a train driver

I really liked it when he talked about fast trains. I want to be a train driver when I grow up. – Fletcher Y3

 

John Williams: a film maker

The film maker made me want to make films when I grow up. – Amelia Y1

He inspired me to do what I enjoy and never give up. – Hugo Y6

 

Liz Parkes: our speech therapist

She inspired me because I know how it feels to stutter. I want to help people in need when I grow up. – Emily Y5

 

 

 

The Teaching of Religious Education at Ravensmead Primary School

 

Curriculum

The RE curriculum is determined by the local Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education (SACRE), which is responsible for producing the locally agreed syllabus for RE.

Staffordshire Agreed Syllabus 2016

Here at Ravensmead we deliver the Staffordshire suggested program of study.  Our curriculum reflects the fact that the religious traditions in Great Britain are in the main Christian, while taking account of the teaching and practices of the other principal religions represented in Great Britain’. Through the teaching of RE and the Staffordshire Published Scheme entitled “Difference and Diversity we recognise diverse religions, cultures and systems of belief in the UK both locally and nationally.

Early Years Foundation Stage

All areas of the curriculum are addressed through the seven areas of learning in the Foundation Stage. This is implemented by planning in a cross curricular approach with visits and visitors planned in to stimulate enquiry skills and love of learning. “Puddles” is a specific EYFS scheme which is used to teach the RE curriculum.

 

Personal, Social, Health and Economic

PSHE education is linked to the SEAL programme (social, emotional attitudes to learning) and circle time is delivered regularly. This subject is closely aligned with Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural aspects of school and community life and learning. Assemblies will link RE and PSHE and visitors are planned in to deliver assemblies. We have also begun to introduce the Staffordshire Scheme of Work in Key Stage 1 and will introduce this in KS2 in Autumn 2018.

PSHE underpins everything that takes place at Ravensmead as we aim for our children to be “The Best That We Can Be.”

 

Assessment

Assessment takes place summatively in these subjects and specifically in RE we follow the guidelines in the Staffordshire RE Syllabus. The assessment of pupils learning during the lesson continues to be vital and staff identify pupils who are exceeding or gifted and talented in order to inform parents.