RE Vision Statement
There should be no discrimination against languages people speak, skin colour or religion.'
The aim of our RE curriculum is to develop our children as well rounded individuals who show empathy, generosity and compassion and celebrate the diversity of the areas they live in. It is important that our curriculum reflects the different faiths within our school and encourages pupils to enquire about different religions, traditions and cultures from around the world. We want to give our pupils the skills to lead healthier and happier lives and we believe that our RE curriculum encourages this, as well as creating a desire to have higher aspirations of themselves and others.
The RE curriculum is based on the Discovery RE scheme of work , which uses a four step enquiry based approach. This approach necessitates children using their subject knowledge and applying it to an enquiry question, rather than this knowledge being an end in itself. Children take ownership of the information taught rather than simply repeating facts. They are then encouraged to weave their own ideas through the information to gradually build a deeper, richer understanding.
Christianity is taught in every year group, with Christmas and Easter given new treatment each year, developing the learning in a progressive way. Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism are also covered. Throughout their school life, children have the opportunity to visit different places of worship linked to the religion that they are studying.
The golden thread throughout our whole curriculum is the intent to improve health, raise aspirations and promote diversity.
‘Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.’