Mickleton Primary School
Curriculum Statement for the Implementation of RE
It is our intent for the Religious Education element of our school curriculum to engage, inspire, challenge and encourage pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to explore diverse moral and religious questions. We encourage them to consider and study different religious beliefs, values and traditions and to develop a more rigorous understanding of the numerous faiths that are followed in our multi-cultural society. We intend these skills to prepare them for their adult life, by promoting tolerance and enabling them to combat prejudice.
By following the Agreed RE Syllabus for Worcestershire, children are taught knowledge and understanding around a range of religious and worldwide views so that they can: describe, explain, analyse, investigate and appreciate beliefs and practices, recognising the diversity, meanings and values within and among individuals and communities (including their own). Cross curriculum links are made to other subject areas where possible. There is evidence of links particularly to Literacy, Geography, PSHE, SMSC and British Values. The subject area is well resourced.
Children’s progress in RE is recorded termly via Classroom Monitor. Children show a good understanding of different beliefs and cultures and are interested and respectful when discussing others’ beliefs.
RE resources are stored centrally and support this curriculum area well. The Curriculum Lead is provided with regular monitoring opportunities and therefore the impact and progress in RE is measured through book trawls, learning observations, learning walks, data monitoring and pupil interviews.
The Curriculum is enhanced through trips to different places of worship and visiting speakers.