We want our children to read and interact with a variety of information sources, we aim for our children to be fascinated and curious enough to ask and answer questions about different religions and develop their enquiry skills. They will have the resilience to persevere and find answers through a mixture of adult led and self-directed learning by considering the big question and developing a growth mindset through all experiences they encounter.
In line with the National Curriculum, our RE curriculum follows an ambitious, sequenced and progressive seven-year plan, cumulatively building knowledge and skills as children mature through the schools in line the current OFSTED Framework.
Children will receive a minimum of one hour of learning a week in line with the Church of England’s Statement of Entitlement.
In order to achieve this aim, our curriculum takes a multi-disciplinary approach, and provides a balance between three disciplines: Theology, Philosophy and Human and Social Sciences.
The curriculum has been split to encompass all three of these disciplines equally under an overarching umbrella question per term for each year group.
- Theology umbrella questions are about believing. The children examine where beliefs come from, how they have changed over time, and how they are applied in different contexts.
- Philosophy umbrella questions are about thinking. The children find out how and whether things make sense. Questions of morality and ethics will be explored.
Human and social science umbrella questions are about living. The children explore the diverse ways in which people practise their beliefs and the impact that beliefs have on individuals, communities and societies.