RE session 1.

This session started by doing an ice breaker activity. This involved picking a noun to describe yourself and partner. This could easily be transferred over to a classroom where a new teacher or pupil has joined. It could also be used if a class is having fallings out. Pupils could then have to pick a positive noun to describe their partner.

We then looked at the importance of RE. Although RE is not in the national curriculum it is considered to be important and what is taught is chosen by each individual county. There are two parts of RE that must be taught to pupils. These are AT1 and AT2. AT1 involves learning ABOUT religion and beliefs whereas AT2 involves learning FROM religion and beliefs. AT2 is an opportunity to talk and debate and there are usually no definitive answers for this part.