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Religious Education


Religious Education

This is taught in accordance with the Local Education Authority’s agreed  syllabus and serves to inform children of the major faiths which exist in our society today. Parents may withdraw their children from these lessons and assemblies by notifying the Headteacher in writing.

We use Kapow scheme of work to underpin the teaching of RE

The Kapow curriculum reflects that the UK’s religious tradition is, in the main, Christian, with each year group having at least one unit specifically focusing on Christian concepts, beliefs and practices and these being linked to and contrasted with other religions and worldviews across the thematic units. The scheme also covers the principle organised worldviews represented in Great Britain Planning also encourages teachers to include locally presented religions where possible and includes non-religious worldviews.

The curriculum for RE aims to ensure that all pupils:

A. Know about and understand a range of religions and worldviews, so that they can:

•describe, explain and analyse beliefs and practices, recognising the diversity which exists within and between communities and amongst individuals;

• identify, investigate and respond to questions posed, and responses offered by some of the sources of wisdom found in religions and worldviews;

• appreciate and appraise the nature, significance and impact of different ways of life and ways of expressing meaning.

 B. Express ideas and insights about the nature, significance and impact of religions and worldviews, so that they can:

• explain reasonably their ideas about how beliefs, practices and forms of expression influence individuals and communities;

• express with increasing discernment their personal reflections and critical responses to questions and teachings about identity, diversity, meaning and value, including ethical issues;

• appreciate and appraise varied dimensions of religion or a worldview.


C. Gain and deploy the skills needed to engage seriously with religions and worldviews, so that they can:

• find out about and investigate key concepts and questions of belonging, meaning, purpose and truth, responding creatively;

• enquire into what enables different individuals and communities to live together respectfully for the wellbeing of all;

• articulate beliefs, values and commitments clearly in order to explain why they may be important in their own and other people’s lives.