At Langdale CE School we live by our school values:
These are embodied through our school's vision.
These values are integrated into our everyday teaching and learning. We also refer to them discretely in our collective worship and religious education lessons.
RE is a vibrant and exciting subject to teach. At Langdale School, we teach our lessons by using and adapting the planning and advice from Carlisle Diocese. It shows progression through the year groups as children learn more deeply about and from religion. Our pupils have lots of questions and we strongly encourage curiosity (being willing to explore religious ideas through reflection, empathy and imagination), fairness (listening carefully to the views of others) and respect (recognising the needs and concerns of others). We are lucky enough to have easy access to our local church Holy Trinity which is a wonderful resource for learning more about Christianity.
As the children progress through the various units of work, their learning is assessed through a variety of methods e.g. teacher observation, pupil discussions and written work. As well as learning about religious beliefs and practices, we also learn through religion and apply principles to other aspects of life.
We teach religious education to all children in the school, including those in the Early Years Foundation Stage.
In the EYFS, religious education is an integral part of the topic work covered during the year. We relate the RE aspects of the children’s work to the relevant areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile which underpin the curriculum planning for children aged three to five.
The main religion which we focus upon is Christianity; we also learn about Buddhism and other religions through special festivals such as Hinduism at Diwali. We try to broaden our pupils understanding of living in a multi-cultural society by visits to and from people of other faiths.
Bishop Emma's visit
The whole school enjoyed an exciting afternoon taking part of activities and learning more about the Hindu Festival Diwali. We made Diva lamps, made Indian sweets and ate Indian food, tried Bollywood dancing, learned the story of Rama and Sita and made colourful Rangoli patterns from dyed rice.