At Ivington CE Primary and Pre-School the teaching of Religious Education is central to our curriculum and has equal standing to core subjects of the National Curriculum. It is our intent for the Religious Education elements of our school curriculum to engage, inspire and encourage pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to answer challenging questions, explore different religious beliefs, values and traditions and develop a more rigorous understanding of the numerous religious traditions, beliefs and practices that are followed in our multi-cultural society. We want them to know how religious education promotes discernment and enables pupils to combat prejudice, preparing them for adult life, employment and life-long learning.
Aims of Religious Education
The national curriculum for religious education aims to ensure that all pupils:
Religious Education is a statutory subject of the curriculum for all pupils in each year group. Parents have the right to request that their child be excused from all or part of the religious education provided.
The syllabus reflects the fact that the religious traditions in Great Britain are in the main, Christian, while taking into account the teaching and practices of the other principle religions represented in Great Britain.
We comply with the legal requirements for the teaching of Religious Education by following the Herefordshire Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education 2020-25 and Understanding Christianity – Text, Impact, Connections. Parents can access our scheme of work which is based on this document.
Religious Education is taught on a weekly basis in each year group but is also delivered through termly whole school RE days when the pupils mix year groups and take part in activities (sometimes with parents and carers invited in to take part) designed to further enrich their understanding of a religious tradition or festival.
Lessons are planned and delivered in a variety of ways so that all children can participate fully. Interactive, practical activities linked to the themes in the syllabus and other subjects where appropriate, encourage our pupils to discuss their ideas and extend their understanding of difficult concepts and challenging questions.
Pupils' progress in Religious Education is based on the expected outcomes outlined in the Agreed Syllabus and in Understanding Christianity, which have been developed in line with guidance produced nationally. Pupils are assessed regularly and their progress is monitored against these objectives. Progress in Religious Education is reported termly to parents.
Religious Education at Ivington CE Primary and Pre-School develops pupils'...
Religious Education at Ivington CE Primary and Pre-School encourages pupils to:
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Religious Education at Ivington CE Primary and Pre-School offers: