Curriculum Statement Religious Education
Our Curriculum will provide opportunities for children to explore provoking questions about meaning and purpose of life, beliefs in God, issues of right and wrong and what it means to be human.
In our school children will explore and learn about the following religions:
Pupils will learn about religious and non-religious world views in order to discover, explore and consider different answers.
We will provide a variety of rich and engaging experiences, exploring religions and beliefs within meaningful contexts, to enhance pupils’ learning further.
Our Curriculum aims to develop a deepening knowledge and understanding of a range of religious and non-religious worldviews- for children to actively develop mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs, and for those without faith. We will value and promote respect of a range of cultures and religions that reflects the diversity of modern Britain. We will teach about religious diversity within our local region, as well as nationally and globally.
Teaching and learning is organised so as to enable children to gain, and be able to deploy a deepening understanding of specialist vocabulary and terminology, progressively building skills and knowledge, as set out in the Locally Agreed Syllabus. Our Curriculum follows an enquiry based, thematic approach, centred around a ‘Big Question’. It is essential that children gain and deploy skills to enable critical thinking and enquiry in relation to the materials they study.
Children will have varied opportunities to reflect on their own attitudes, thoughts, feelings, experiences, ideas, values and beliefs demonstrating a higher level of knowledge and understanding alongside independent thought, views and well-rounded opinions.