Through the delivery of our RE curriculum, we aspire for children at Burbage Primary School to become resilient, accepting, mindful and inquisitive learners. Our RE curriculum allows children to discover and gain an insight into religions within the world that we live. We believe that the teaching of RE is vital for children to understand others’ beliefs and make connections between their own values and beliefs, as well as developing their own world view. It is our role to ensure pupils can develop their knowledge by being inquisitive and asking questions about the world around them, and through providing high quality learning experiences.
Teachers use our Skills and Knowledge Progression document (see below) to ensure clear progression throughout year groups with the aim that all children have mastered key concepts and skills before moving onto the next topic.
RE is taught in a weekly session and follows the Derbyshire and Derby City Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education (2020 – 2025). The teaching of RE allows all pupils to explore, understand and express their own religious response to religious approaches to life.
The RE curriculum:
- Offers opportunities for personal reflection and pupils’ spiritual, moral, social, and cultural development is encouraged as they examine the significance of their learning in relation to themselves and others.
- Enables pupils to explore their own beliefs (whether they are religious or not), ideas, feelings, experiences, and values in the light of what they learn.
- Encourages empathy and respect.
- Enables pupils to develop their own sense of identity and belonging.
- Promotes respect for the right of others to hold different beliefs, values, and ideas.
- Helps pupils to have informed understanding of potential political, social, moral and world issues they may face as they grow up.
By the end of their time at Burbage Primary School, the children will:
- Have a stronger awareness of the world around them and will be mindful of the beliefs of others.
- Feel they are valued as individuals and that their beliefs are valued and celebrated.
- Have experienced the enjoyment of the RE curriculum, which will promote creativity, achievement, confidence, and inquisitive minds.
- Feel safe to learn new things and share their beliefs with others in an accepting environment.
- Leave our school with the confidence and skills to make decisions, self-evaluate, make connections and become lifelong learners.
RE and British Values
Pupils learn about a range of faiths, values, and cultures, celebrating festivals such as the Chinese New Year, Diwali, Christmas etc. through whole school assemblies, events and the RE curriculum. Pupils are provided with opportunities to reflect on their own and others’ spiritual beliefs. For example, every year group has taken part in workshops organised by people from different faiths from Derby Open Centre.
Local churches are invited to visit the school to lead assemblies and children are encouraged to reflect on their own and others’ beliefs and faiths.
RE Long Term Plan
RE Knowledge and Skills progression KS1
RE Knowledge and Skills progression lower KS2
RE Knowledge and Skills progression upper KS2