RE Curriculum Rationale
Our main RE intent is that the children of our school are able to explore, be curious and gain knowledge of their own beliefs, values and traditions and those of others, in meaningful and engaging ways.
As a result, our pupils will be able to regard people of all faiths, races and cultures with respect and acceptance. Our RE curriculum is broad, varied and covers the 6 main religions as well as humanism. Children are taught about each religion in historical and anthropological ways, which allows for objective study of each faith and a better understanding of people’s beliefs in our school community.
KS1 studies the three main religions which are most prominent in our school community: Christianity, Islam and Hinduism, as well as Sikhism and are introduced to Judaism. In KS2 knowledge of these religions are built upon, and children are also taught about Buddhism and Humanism. This structure offer children the chance to build on prior knowledge and personal experiences to make comparisons and connections between faiths. Certain units of work are also taught at certain times of the year to ensure that children can make the link with particular religious festivals pertaining to a variety of different faiths.
Through RE, the British Values of individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs are taught and promoted. By the end of KS2 the children that leave us be able to appreciate and celebrate the diverse community they live in.