R.E and P.H.S.E
RE and PSHE Co-ordinator – Mrs Weston
RE Link Governor – John Taylor
PSHE Link Governor – Jackie Colclough
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
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.
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 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.