Welcome to Religious Education at Blackwood School.
Religious Education at Blackwood School.
Blackwood School is excited to announce further developments in our Religious Education curriculum through the use and adaptation of the new Walsall SACRE Agreed Syllabus for RE. Through questioning, response to religious texts and practices and research-based tasks, our children will be supported in further developing their skills, enabling them to become respectful members of their own and wider world community.
Religious education at Blackwood school provides insights into aspects of the variety of world religons represented by our pupils and also supports and acknowledges those of spiritual or no belief. Our aim is to further the knowledge, understanding and acceptance of the beliefs and teachings of others, working towards a harmonious membership of a culturally diverse community. Through links to British Values (democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty , mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith.) we are able to respond and question, sharing individual opinion supported by well chosen examples from our topics of study.
Throughout our lessons, run the threads of Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural foci. Recognising and developing these links enables the further holistic development of our children. Identifying positive influences and role models, lessons to be learnt or what may be truly important in our lives are regular themes within our curriculum.
Learning in RE takes place in a variety of forms. Written responses, use of technology to research or take virtual tours, role play, site visits and 3D creativity and guest speakers are just some of the ways in which our children explore our topics. This variety supports and develops the different ways that our children learn and offers opportunity for all to make progress.
R.E. topic overview 2021-2022
Blackwood School follow the Religious Education guidance as set out by The Walsall SACRE. (Standing Advisory Council of Religious Education.) We are proud to be involved with the creation, adaptation and implementation of the new syllabus.
Examples of our work by Year Group. 2021-2022
Spring has sprung and Year Two are having a hopeful time!
Each year group has spent the last few weeks looking at different aspects of The Easter Story.
Year Two have spent time putting their own Easter and spring-time hopes on wooden eggs and creating our own Easter Tree. What a splendid job they have done.
Blackwood takes part in our community Walking Christmas Tree Festival.
Thanks to some hard work from the children, Miss Mason and willing elf Mrs Leadley, Blackwood School was proud to enter the Streetly Walking Christmas Tree Festival. Undeterred by Covid, we hosted our own tree on the school drive and provided people walking by with an uplifting illuminated spectacle. We hope we gained some votes for the most popular entry!
Wishing you a Happy Diwali and Bandhi Chhor Diwas.
We've spent this week learning about the Sikh and Hindu Diwali stories, identifying and comparing important themes and looking at how this joyful time is celebrated.
Blackwood R.E. takes part in the #LightOfHope project with Lichfield Cathedral.
We are proud to announce that our children have taken part in a virtual art installation in conjunction with Lichfield Cathedral. We took time to consider what gives us hope and what we hope for in the future. Our photos can be found under the hashtag #LightOfHope.
Distance learning for Religious Education.
During this time of distance learning, I will continue to provide activities for your child to complete at home. This is a great opportunity for you to explore and discuss how other people may live their lives, compare your experiences and reflect upon what is important to your own family.
If your child has been asked to self-isolate then please also go to your year group page for weekly RE curriculum support and activities
Please stay safe.
Looking forward to when we can be all back together.