Photos in the gallery:
Year 1 have been celebrating different religious festivals including the Jewish festival of Shabat.
Purpose of Study:
RE supports the aims of the school curriculum which is to be balanced and broadly based. Our curriculum:
• Promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school and of society.
• Prepares pupils at the school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.
The purpose of RE is to develop religious literacy. The essential outcomes for RE are therefore related to the knowledge and understanding of religion and worldviews. There are many other desirable outcomes for RE. For example, the subject may also contribute significantly to the following broader educational aims but is distinct from and not reducible to these:
• Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development
• Personal, social, health and citizenship education
• Reading and writing
• Vocabulary development
• Spoken language
• Numeracy and mathematics
• British Values
• The Prevent Duty
What does a successful learner look like?
High-quality RE will support pupils’ religious literacy. Pupils will have the ability to hold balanced and well-informed conversations about religion and worldviews.
Pupils will be able to make sense of religion and worldviews around them and begin to understand the complex world in which they live. Our pupils will become free
thinking, critical participants of public discussions, who can make academically informed judgements about important matters of religion and belief which shape the global landscape.
Key elements to our RE curriculum:
Theology: Thinking through believing. It is about asking questions that believers would ask. It requires pupils to think like theologians, or to look at concepts through a theological lens. Pupils will explore questions and answers that arise from inside religions and worldviews.
Philosophy: Thinking through thinking. It is about asking questions that thinkers would ask. It requires pupils to think like philosophers, or to look at concepts through a philosophical lens. Pupils will explore questions and answers raised through considering the nature of knowledge, exisitence and morality.
Human and Social Sciences: Thinking through living. It is about asking questions that people who study lived reality or phenomena would ask. It requires pupils to think
like human and social scientists, or to look at concepts through a human/social science lens. Pupils will explore questions and answers raised in relation to the impact of
religions and worldviews on people and their lives