'Learning for life, building a firm foundation.'
Why we teach your child Religious Education:
Our aim is to teach children to explore the ‘big’ questions about life, to find out what people believe and what difference this makes to how they live, so that pupils can make sense of religion, reflecting on their own ideas and ways of living.’
Our objectives in the teaching of Religious Education are for children to:
* know about and understand a range of religions and worldviews.
* express ideas and insights about the nature, significance and impact of religions and worldviews.
* gain and deploy the skills needed to engage seriously with religions and worldviews.
What our curriculum looks like:
Children in EYFS encounter religions and worldviews through special people, books, times, places and objects and by visiting places of worship as well as inviting visitors to school. They listen to and talk about stories. Children are introduced to subject specific words and use all their senses to explore beliefs, practices and forms of expression. They ask questions and reflect on their own feelings and experiences. They use their imagination and curiosity to develop their appreciation of and wonder at the world in which they live.
Key Stage 1
Children will develop their knowledge and understanding of religions and worldviews, recognising their local, national and global contexts. They will use basic subject specific vocabulary. They will ask questions and begin to express their own views in response to the material they learn about and in response to questions about their ideas.
Key Stage 2
Pupils will extend their knowledge and understanding of religions and worldviews, recognising their local, national and global contexts. They will be introduced to an extended range of sources and subject specific vocabulary. They will be encouraged to be curious and to ask increasingly challenging questions about religion, belief, values and human life. Children will learn to express their own ideas in response to the material they engage with, identifying relevant information, selecting examples and justifying their views and opinions.
How we teach RE:
Our RE curriculum has been planned and sequenced in line with the Coventry and Warwickshire Agreed Syllabus along with Understanding Christianity units of work. Furthermore, the curriculum has been created to build on what has previously been taught in other year groups to embed religious and worldviews knowledge and understanding showing progression in skills across EYFS to KS2.
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“Religions are different roads converging to the same point. What does it matter that we take different roads as long as we reach the same goal? In reality, there are as many different religions as there are individuals.”