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Construction of the RE Curriculum

At Newby Primary School, we believe that it is vital for all our pupils to learn from and about religion, so that they can understand the world around them. Through Religious Education, pupils develop their knowledge of the world faiths, and their understanding and awareness of the beliefs, values and traditions of other individuals, societies, communities and cultures. We are fortunate that many of our children come to school with a strong sense of faith and it is from this foundation that we build an understanding of religions outside of our children’s family. We encourage our pupils to ask questions about the world and to reflect on their own beliefs, values and experiences. We use the Bradford agreed syllabus as the basis for our curriculum.

Ambition of the RE Curriculum

Our aim at Newby Primary School is that children leave school with an understanding not only of their own faith but of the faith of others too.

We hope that children learn tolerance and respect as well as exploring the many similarities and differences among different faiths. Children should be confident to challenge view points and to share their own experiences too.

Skills and content

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Our RE lessons are based on a big question each term. We make connections and collect clues to help us to answer the big question. Our work is concept driven and we often focus on key words to develop religious literacy and equip us with the skills we need to discuss religion. We are developing the skills needed to access Religious Education, like debating and group work. We currently learn about Christianity, Judaism and Islam in Key Stage One, Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism, Islam and Judaism in Key Stage Two. We are also introduced to other non-religious world views with sessions in both key stages. RE lessons often include Philosophy for Children (P4C) , circle time, critical thinking, visits to places of worship and discussion with people of faith and non-faith. Our RE helps us to learn about diversity in the UK and around the world.

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