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Religious Education

Intent

Broad Oak Primary School is determined that every pupil will be given the best opportunity to achieve their potential and develop into independent learners, irrespective of their background, culture, ethnic origin, religion or any other status.  Broad Oak is an open, friendly learning community where everybody is valued and has a voice. We aim to equip our pupils to live safe, healthy, fulfilling lives, enabling them to achieve success ‘Right From The Start’ both today and in the future.

We will provide a RE curriculum that is challenging, inspiring and fun. Pupils will develop knowledge and understand a range of religions and worldviews. All pupils will be given opportunities to ask  questions, encouraged to be curious and express their own ideas.

RE plays an important role, along with all other curriculum areas, particularly PSHE and the teaching of British Values, in promoting the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of our pupils.

At Broad Oak, we use the Agreed Manchester Syllabus for KS1 and KS2 and Development Matters for EYFS, as a basis for teaching a broad and balanced RE curriculum for all our pupils.

 

Implementation

EYFS

Pupils will be encouraged to talk about past and present events in their own lives and in the lives of family members. They will develop an understanding that others don’t always enjoy the same things, and are sensitive to this. They will know about similarities and differences between themselves and others, and among families, communities and traditions.

KS1

Pupils will develop their knowledge and understanding of religions and worldviews, recognising their local, national and global contexts. They will use basic subject specific vocabulary. They will raise questions and begin to express their own views in response to the material they learn about and respond to questions about their ideas.

KS2

Pupils will extend their knowledge and understanding of religions and worldviews, recognising their local, national and global contexts. They will be introduced to an extended range of sources and subject specific vocabulary. They will be encouraged to be curious and ask increasingly challenging questions about religion, belief, values and human life. Pupils will learn to express their own ideas in response to the material they engage with, identifying relevant information, selecting examples and  giving reasons to support their ideas and views.

Religions to be taught:

All pupils will learn about Christianity in each key stage. In addition, pupils will learn from the principal religions represented in the UK. These are Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism and Judaism. Furthermore, children from families where non-religious worldviews are held (e.g. Humanism) will be studied across all key stages.

Assemblies, visits and visitors:

There will be whole school ,KS1 and KS2 assemblies. Visits to local places of worship. Visitors from local places of worship to deliver assemblies and activities linked to our RE curriculum.

 

Impact

Through Religious Education pupils develop their knowledge of world faiths and their understanding and awareness of the beliefs, values and traditions of other individuals, societies, communities and cultures. We encourage our pupils to ask questions about the world and reflect on their own beliefs, values and experiences.

At the end of each term pupils are expected to know, understand and apply skills related to the key question they have been studying. Pupils are assessed using the learning outcomes that are linked to each key question. These assessments are used to determine the pupils understanding and inform teachers planning and further differentiated support for pupils. This data is revived on a termly basis by the subject leader who also carries out learning walks, book scrutinises, pupil voice tasks so that action can be taken to further develop the RE curriculum.

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