Creativity in RE
Opportunities for Creativity in RE
Religious learning is at the heart of the curriculum at Pope Paul School. We plan our teaching to be creative, inspiring and to actively engage our pupils in their learning. Teachers use a variety of teaching strategies to match pupil’s learning needs
Why should we teach Religious Learning Creativity?
Creative RE energises pupil’s thinking, gives them time and the opportunity to develop and express ideas and enables teamwork to flourish.
There are many benefits to teaching creativity:
- Celebrating dignity to all
- High levels of enjoyment and more memorable
- Higher level thinking
- Develops resilience
- Develops social skills
- Fun and affirming
Examples of how we teach Creativity in RE
Use of Art for Religious Interpretation
“Religious Education exists to explore the human answers to the fundamental or ultimate questions that life throws up.
Art exists to explore the human answers to the fundamental or ultimate questions that life throws up.” (Lat Blaylock)
Art work is used to inspire children’s thinking/questioning in the classroom.
Children in year 5 and 6 examined this painting by Dinah Roe Kendall and thought about a suitable title for it.
They came up with “The Garden of Shame”, “The Evening of Darkness” and “The Betrayal.”
The children examined Luke’s retelling of the story and discussed whether the thought the artist’s interpretation matched the scripture.