makes a distinctive contribution to developing pupils’ knowledge and understanding of religion and faith, and allows children to explore issues within, and also between, faiths. It enables pupils to respond to important questions related to spiritual development and the meaning and purpose of life. We intend that our RE curriculum, which studies a number of world religions, will reflect diversity in terms of the changing religious landscape of the UK so that they are prepared for life in modern Britain.
Being Human, Community, worship and celebration & Life Journey: Rites of passage.
teachers can deliver meaningful, clear lessons which check for the child’s understanding of facts, but also give the child the opportunity to be inquisitive, make connections between faiths and embed their knowledge in a safe environment. This will be done through:
- taking part in whole school events to celebrate religious festivals and important days
- responding to the learning through writing, drama, computing/IT, art and music
- making visits to places of worship in our local community and further afield
- comparing world faiths
- debating and discussing thoughts in a safe way
- handling artefacts of religious importance
- learning from their peers
Our RE curriculum contributes to a child’s cultural and social development as they acquire knowledge about other faiths, cultures and traditional ideas. In line with the British Values curriculum, it will develop a child’s tolerance to other’s beliefs and values and develop them as British citizens.