The principal aim of religious education is to explore what people believe and what difference this makes to how they live, so that pupils can gain the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to handle questions raised by religion and belief, reflecting on their own ideas and ways of living. (Worcestershire Agreed Syllabus 2020-2025)
Our R.E. curriculum at Charford First School
We believe that R.E is an important part of our curriculum. We follow the Worcestershire Agreed Syllabus 2020-2025.
These are our aims:
R.E. explores big questions about life, to find out what people believe and what difference this makes to how they live. R.E helps us to make sense of religion and belief, reflecting on our own ideas and ways of living.
This works alongside our Charford values and curriculum as a whole:
A Charford Citizen will:
• Be respectful of the differences between themselves and others, embracing and celebrating originality
• Be confident to express their ideas, views, opinions and beliefs
The syllabus sets out each year groups content into units. These units of work are questions. This follows how other areas of the curriculum will be taught-starting with a question. At the end of each unit the children are assessed by outcomes that link back to the principle aim.
These are divided into three main aims:
The syllabus and R.E. policy also outline the legal requirements of R.E. It says that R.E must be provided for all children and is a necessary part of a broad and balanced curriculum.
We then take all areas of Early years, Key stage 1 and Lower Key stage 2 and create a plan that it is right for our children.
We foster an environment in which the children feel comfortable to explore, ask questions and discuss their opinions about what people believe and how this affects the way they live.
As well as regular R.E. lessons we also have Christmas Weeks and Easter weeks, when the whole school look at the festival. Each year group will have a different area to look at. It helps the children to develop their understanding as they move through the school and also gives us a sense of unity-everyone working together! We all enjoy these!