Religious Education at St Anthony’s - hope filled through head, heart and hands and multi faith dialogues
We refer to Religious Education as Faith based Inquiry using head, heart, hands. It is the centre of our curriculum and intersects with big conceptual inquiry themes where possible. We plan all of our Religious concepts through the RE Curriculum Framework.
Faith based inquiries connect the ordinary to the spiritual by teaching children to interpret our world within the context of Catholic Social Teachings (CSTs), Gospel beliefs and through the lens of other curriculum areas such as science, civics and history. Faith based inquiry develops individual relationships with God by teaching children about God through Scripture, Liturgy, Prayer, Tradition and Life. Faith based inquiry encourages pupils to learn from different religions, beliefs, values and traditions, while exploring their own beliefs and questions about their world and faith.
It challenges us as educators to reflect on, consider, analyse, interpret and evaluate issues of truth, belief, faith and ethics in our students’ responses and to reassure them that their ideas are worthy, valued and heard. As educators we don’t have all the questions or all the answers. Our students guide us. We listen. They question. We discover together.