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St Wilfrids C of E Aided Primary School

St Wilfrids C of E Aided Primary School

Religious Education

Intent

At St Wilfrid's CE we teach a Religious Education (RE) curriculum that provides opportunities for spiritual development and personal reflection. It develops children’s knowledge and understanding of the nature of religion and belief, it provokes challenging questions about meaning and purpose, truth and values, identity and belonging. RE prepares children for citizenship in today’s diverse society. It enables them to develop sensitivity to, and respect for others. The quality RE that we teach helps to  break down barriers and build communities. RE offers pupils authentic encounters with living faith communities equipping them with the ability to hold an informed conversation about religious beliefs and practices. This gives pupils opportunity to investigate, reflect, evaluate and make meaning. In doing so they will discover more about themselves, their relationships with others, their relationship with the world around them and their relationship with God.

Implementation

We base our RE Curriculum on the Questful RE syllabus whilst incorporating material from Understanding Christianity. We dedicate 80% of RE lessons to Christianity which is mostly taught through looking at the books of the Bible, Jesus’ teaching and the live of other key figures. Children also explore other faiths including Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism. All texts are then explored and questions are asked as to how or why these stories could have an impact on the children’s lives, whatever their own faith background.

Impact

 Children's attainment , progress and understanding of RE will be reported to parents annually. It will also be evidenced through pupil voice carried out by leaders. We aim for our pupils to be able to give informed and thoughtful accounts of Christianity as a modern faith followed by a diverse range of people. Through reflection at the end of lessons, we intend for children to be able to confidently apply teachings, stories and values from the Bible to their own lives and those of others. Children will also be able to comment on other world religions with sensitivity and respect.

Collective Worship

At St Wilfrids CE Primary School children take part in a daily act of collective worship which is an essential part of their school life. The school's mission statement of Belonging, Believing and Becoming is promoted through these assemblies as well as the general ethos of the school. In these times, students come together either as a class, key stage or whole school to share a love of God and explore the Christian values which are so integral to the students' lives. These assemblies are led by teachers, leaders, local clergy and, of course, the children themselves.