Religion

Religious Education (RE)

 ‘Equality implies individuality – respect and celebrate’

Intent

In an ever-changing human population, it is vital that children are taught to recognise and respect individual differences around them. An increasing ability to show recognition of different worldwide views and beliefs, including developing their own, will allow them to become an important part of communities, helping to maintain their own and others well-being whilst supporting those most in need.

Religious Education is taught throughout our school in line with the procedures and guidelines laid down by South Gloucestershire locally agreed syllabus and guidelines from the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority. RE covers the main religions of the world including Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism and Islamic Faith and we aim to enable children to understand the nature of religion, its beliefs and practices.

Our Collective Worship is largely Christian based, but not exclusively. Children have regular opportunities to come together as a school community, whether in class or during whole school assemblies. In these, we discuss values, reflect upon our actions and develop an understanding of what is happening in the world around us. In addition, during these times children have the opportunity to celebrate their achievements both in and out of school, to be congratulated by their school family.

Implementation

At Redfield Edge Primary School, RE is implemented through the ‘Discovery RE’ scheme of work.  This is an enquiry-based approach to teaching and learning in Religious Education.

Christianity is taught every year, with Christmas and Easter given new treatment with each revisit, developing learning in a progressive way. Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism are also covered and Humanist perspectives are added when appropriate in some enquiries.

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) opportunities are mapped throughout the programme as is each enquiry’s contribution to developing British Values.

Impact

At Redfield Edge, the impact of our Religious Education curriculum is that children will develop respect for other peoples’ views and celebrate the diversity in society. They will foster attitudes such as curiosity, open-mindedness, self-understanding, respect, wonder and appreciation. Pupils’ will have increased awareness of spiritual and moral issues in their life experiences.

By year 6, children will have developed their enquiry, investigative and research skills to a level which will enable them to make reasoned judgments about religious issues. Pupils will have the subject knowledge and understanding to develop a personal response to the fundamental questions of life.

The impact of our RE curriculum will be measured through the articulation of children’s views and understanding during lessons and pupil books. This will be supplemented by the use of Discovery RE Pupil Tracking sheets.

South Gloucestershire Locally Agreed RE Syllabus