R.E. is taught following the Essex Locally Agreed Syllabus 2022.
We aim to:
- Ensure that all children have a good understanding of religions and what it means to belong to a religious community.
- To provide opportunities for all children to learn about different world beliefs and religions as well as a deeper understanding of Christianity.
- Allow children to become critical thinkers, providing opportunities for children to challenge, discover and question.
- To have an understanding of how religion can be interpreted in different ways around the world.
- To ensure that all children are able to access the curriculum.
How we will achieve our aims:
- High quality teaching that is adapted to include all children.
- Weekly R.E. lessons for all year groups.
- Lessons providing regular opportunities for practising a variety of skills linked to theology, philosophy and human and social science.
- Encouragement to share ideas in a respectful manner and environment.
- Skills and knowledge progress across year groups.
- Visits to places of worship.
- Using artefacts to engage and inspire children’s curiosity.
We will know we’ve achieved our aims if:
- Children recognise the importance of learning about other religions and Christianity.
- Most children can talk with confidence about what they’ve learned in R.E. lessons.
- Children can use the resources around them to support independent learning.
- Children are prepared for the next stage of their R.E. learning.