Religious Education (RE)
As a church school, Lostock Gralam follows the Cheshire Diocesan Agreed Syllabus for RE and looks at topics such as Good News, Discipleship and The Kingdom Of God.
We teach Religious Education in a progressive and continuous way throughout school. The children explore key religious concepts that start with a key question, encouraging oral discussions that values everyone’s contributions.
Philosophy for Children (P4C) strategies are often used to encourage children’s thinking about challenging questions, and teachers act as facilitators rather than knowledge-givers. Traditional P4C follows a series of stages. Children see or read a stimulus, think about the ideas in it, create questions, evaluate the questions, and then choose one to talk about, investigate and explore further.
Trips out and visitors into school are carefully tailored to the current religious topic. Through pupil voice our children regularly say they love the trips and visitors because they are fun and exciting. 'Our weekly worships with 'Open the Book' are particularly popular amongst our children. 'I love to hear the Bible stories and get a chance to act out the story', I liked the story of the tax collector because it had an important message and was fun to act out', 'The Good Samaritan was my favourite story as I got to dress up'. Our children's work is valued and displayed in our individual RE books, around school and on Twitter. The very high standard of RE at Lostock Gralam has been recognised by the school achieving the Gold RE Quality Mark (2018).