As a Church of England school, Religious Education carries a high status within our curriculum – it is our 4th ‘core’ subject.
Our overall intent is that pupils when they leave Y6 can discuss significant theological concepts within Christianity and different world religions and explore the inner meanings with the material they study; and have had opportunities to develop their thinking and understanding of the world and their experiences within it. Through RE, we engage pupils in systematic enquiry into significant human questions which religion and worldviews address, so that they can develop the understanding and skills needed to appreciate and appraise varied responses to these questions, as well as develop responses of their own. Knowledge is divided into 3 key parts: substantive (knowledge about religious and non-religious traditions); disciplinary (knowledge of ‘how to know’ about religion and non-religion) and personal knowledge (a growing knowledge of how pupils’ own ideas and values relate with those which they learn about in a religious and non-religious context).
RE is a key subject where we promote Building Learning Power skills: children are constantly encouraged to question, make links, distil information, notice and reason. We want children to feel that they belong to a loving, extended school family and through the exploration of concepts in RE, this supports children making sense of who they are and how they fit in the world.
Our golden threads are: God – we are rooted in God’s love; Creation - we are the caretakers of the world; Fall; People of God; Incarnation; Gospel; Salvation; Kingdom of God. Intertwined in these are our 8 school values.
For RE, we follow the Understanding Christianity scheme of learning for all aspects of Christianity and the RE Today scheme of learning for world views. The documents below show the progressive key learning that takes place in this subject across all key stages.