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R.E.

Religious Education

 

Our syllabus reflects two key indicators of attainment:

Attainment Target 1: Learning about religion and belief.

  • Investigating the essence of religion;
  • Focusing on beliefs, practices and expression;
  • Acquiring interpretation and explanation skills;
  • Communicating their knowledge and understanding;
  • Utilising key vocabulary;
  • Identifying and developing a grasp of the big questions.

 

Attainment Target 2: Learning from religion and belief.

  • Developing pupils’ reflections and responses.
  • Developing pupils’ skills of application, interpretation and evaluation of what they learn about religion.

 

Intent

Religious education is a crucial tool that fosters the pupil to acquire knowledge of different religions, beliefs and traditions, whilst considering and expressing their own informed and reflective beliefs, identity and belonging. 

 

Implementation

Religious education stimulates searching and demanding questions about God, morals, traditions, humanity and the supreme meaning and purpose of life. Our syllabus endeavours to create an environment where the pupils develop their curiosity, enquiry and perspective in relation to these questions. 

 

An awareness and comprehension of religion and belief encourages acknowledgment of diversity without undermining the pupil’s own beliefs. Religious education nurtures the pupil’s ability to reflect whilst respecting and appreciating the opinions of others.

 

Furthermore, religious education provides the possibilities for individual contemplation and spiritual development, as they enquire into the challenging questions. Activities and lessons are tailored to foster the pupil’s ability to consider and convey their perspectives and those of others.

 

Impact

Wincanton Primary School propose that the religious education curriculum impacts on the pupils in the following ways:

  • Develop pupils’ awareness and comprehension of religions and beliefs, teachings, practices and forms of expression;
  • Develop knowledge of the influence of faiths on individuals, communities and cultures and how this relates to them;
  • Provokes pupils to examine, consider, explain, reflect on and evaluate issues of morals, belief, faith and ethics and to express their responses;
  • Prepares pupils for the possibilities, responsibilities and encounters of life by encouraging pupil’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development.

Year 4 were intrigued and interested in learning more about Humanism through a visit from Nick Laurie, who introduced them to the non-religion in greater depth.

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