Learning journey in a RE unit:
A stimulus is offered to ENGAGE pupils with a key religious idea. This element of
the process connects pupils’ with the theme of the unit,
and form a ‘bridge’ from children’s lives into the world of religion,
enabling them to make
and deepen links in their learning.
ENQUIRE & EXPLORE
A key question related to the learning in each unit forms the title of the unit,
but further questions are co-constructed and agreed with the children at this stage,
setting the ENQUIRY within the context of the unit.
Then, children set out to EXPLORE religions and/or worldviews in relation to the
key idea/focus of the ENQUIRY and the questions developed in the
ENQUIRE stage, investigating the religious ideas and concepts through
a mix of teacher- and pupil led activities.
Finally, children are given opportunities to EXPRESS their own ideas and insights
about what they have learnt during the ENQUIRY, which might be through cross-curricular
tasks, such as art, English or ICT, linking RE with other subjects.
Children then EVALUATE, reflecting on their learning using an age-appropriate
balance of personal reflections and impersonal critical-thinking skills.
Children’s evaluations relate to the question(s) that have been the focus of the
unit, and create opportunities for them to learn from religion.