RELIGIOUS EDUCATION 

At Queensway Primary School, the aim of Religious Education is to help children to investigate the beliefs and practices of religions and other world views; how religions and other world views address questions of meaning, purpose and value; how religions and other world views influence morality, identity and diversity.

 

Religious Education is taught throughout the school in such a way as to reflect the overall aims, values, and philosophy of the school. At Queensway Primary School, Religious Education plays an important role, along with all other curriculum areas, particularly PSHE, in promoting the spiritual, moral, social, and cultural development of our children. We want children to enjoy and love learning about Religious Education by gaining this knowledge and skills, not just through experiences in the classroom, but also by focusing on key questions, reflection and enquiry through the use of artefacts, educational visits and visitors.

 

INTENT

SELF – At our school we want children to recognise and develop their own beliefs. We want them to grow in their understanding of what is important to them and why. We work with children to develop their voice and collaborate on their learning.

OTHERS – We are proactive in exposing children at Queensway Primary School to people from a range of religious and non-religious communities and teach them about religious beliefs from Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Sikhism and Hinduism.

WIDER WORLD – Children at Queensway are taught that religion is a subject that impacts local, national and international communities. Our aim is to prepare them to be tolerant of people from different religious and non-religious backgrounds and become a respectful member of their community.

 

IMPLEMENTATION 

There are three main aims of the RE curriculum: 

  • Children should investigate and know the beliefs and practices of religions and other world views.
  • Children should investigate and know how religions and other world views address questions of meaning, purpose and value.
  • Children should investigate and know how religions and other world views influence morality, identity and diversity.

 

We use the Leeds Agreed Syllabus for RE -  'Believing and Belonging' which provides children with a robust, challenging and enquiry-based approach to the study of RE.. Children in our school are taught knowledge and understanding around a range of religious and worldwide views so that they can: describe, explain, analyse and investigate allowing them to appreciate beliefs and practices, recognising the diversity, meanings and values within and between communities (including their own) and amongst individuals. We focus on specific core religions at each key stage:

  • Christianity and Islam from Key Stage 1
  • Christianity, Islam plus Sikhism, Judaism and Hinduism in Key Stage 2.

 

In addition, other (non-religious) world views are included as part of the curriculum at each key stage.

 

IMPACT 

  • Children at Queensway Primary School enjoy learning lots about other religions and why people choose, or choose not to follow a religion.
  • Children can make links between their own lives and those of others in their community and in the wider world.
  • Children gain an increasing understanding and empathy pf our wide and diverse communities
  • Children develop religious literacy, thinking skills and ethical judgements.

 

R.E. offers our children the means by which to understand how other people choose to live and to understand why they choose to live in that way. As such, R.E. is invaluable in an ever-changing world.

 

RE Curriculum Overview

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