In our school, we realise the opportunity Religious Education gives us to support, enhance and develop the whole child; spiritually, morally, socially and culturally. We work hard as a whole school to cultivate a strong sense of identity in every individual and a mutual respect and empathy with one another. Our high quality RE curriculum is ambitious and forward thinking. We strive to develop critical thinking skills whilst enhancing children’s knowledge and understanding of, and compassion for people and their beliefs, religious or otherwise. Our RE curriculum is broad and balanced, embracing the diversity of our school community – learning about religion and faith through each other. Our teaching does not simply seek to inform but to engage children in key questions to explore, investigate, evaluate and express. Through our RE curriculum we recognise our important role in teaching our pupils to express their beliefs and values with confidence, to respect the cultural differences of others (locally, nationally and globally) and to contribute positively to a cohesive and compassionate society.
The curriculum framework for RE breaks down the aims of RE learning into three strands:
A. Know about and understand a range of religions and world views so that they can:
B. Express ideas and insights about the nature, significance and impact of worldwide views, so that they can:
C. Gain and deploy the skills needed to engage seriously with religions and worldviews, so they can:
Our curriculum has been mapped to ensure that there is clear progression across the school. Subject leaders regularly review the topics taught in each year group to ensure that pupils are taught the right content at the right time.
This document summarises the key learning in each year group. It allows teachers to identify learning that comes before and after their current year group, to ensure that the right content is taught at the right time.