To provide a curriculum which covers a broad range of religions and worldviews in which children encounter living faiths and traditions. To inspire and engage all learners through enquiry based learning, providing children with the skills and knowledge to understand different beliefs and practices.
The principal aim of religious education (RE), is to 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. This should enable our pupils 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.
The children will be learning in accordance with the Trafford Agreed Syllabus for RE, which is approved by the Trafford Standing Advisory Council for RE (SACRE).
The implementation of the RE curriculum:
- Key questions are used at the start of each RE unit to provide context and motivate children about the learning that is about to take place.They are used to generate thoughts, reflections and discussions, allowing where possible for the existing knowledge of the child to be taken into consideration within that unit.
- RE is taught using a cross curricular approach, children will have the opportunity to explore key questions creatively through art and design, science and literacy.
- As part of enquiry-based learning in RE, children will have access to different religious artefacts and can explore the meanings and practices associated with them.
- The teaching of the RE curriculum is enhanced by having visitors of different faiths and worldviews. Children have the opportunity to ask questions and engage in discussions to develop their understanding of different beliefs and practices.
- British Values are embedded within the teaching and learning of RE. Children are encouraged to share and ask questions about their own values and beliefs with others. Children are encouraged to celebrate diversity both within the school community and the world around them.
- In accordance with the Trafford agreed syllabus for RE, our curriculum allows children to explore key questions across the three main strands: living, believing and expressing.
- All work is celebrated within individual RE books, allowing the children to have the opportunity to share their own reflections and understanding of RE.
- A daily act of worship is carried out in school which is of a broadly Christian nature. This provides children with the opportunity to reflect upon spiritual and moral issues and explore their own beliefs.