Religious EducationIn this section...
The Religious Education curriculum forms an integral part of our school’s spiritual, moral and social teaching. RE is an important subject for championing and promoting the teaching of critical-thinking skills, British Values, inclusion and links to PSHE. It provides opportunities for pupils to ask questions, enquire as well as develop ideas in a quest to discover more about their own identity and that of others. Through our RE curriculum, we aim to develop and value the whole child and will enable them to flourish as positive citizens by understanding the bigger picture about the place of religion and non-religion in the world.
Our teaching and learning styles in RE enable children to build on their own experiences and extend their knowledge and understanding of religious traditions. We use their experiences of religious festivals to develop their religious thinking and encourage children in carrying out research into religious topics to learn about and from religion We challenge misconceptions and aim to build upon their knowledge each year to ensure an enriching learning journey from EYFS to Year 6. Children discuss religious and moral issues in various group situations, using computing, drama and creative writing to explore learning further. We also take the opportunities that the teaching of RE provides to promote a positive attitude towards other people, celebrating their right to hold different beliefs from their own and towards living in a society of diversity.
The subject of RE is taught in line with recommendations based on the Sutton Agreed Syllabus (2015) set out by the Sutton Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education (SACRE).
Parents have a statutory right to withdraw their children from Religious Education and assemblies. However, because of the benefits of RE within a broad and balanced, inclusive curriculum, we hope that any who may wish to do so will contact the school to discuss any matters of concern before making such a decision.
The SACRE (Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education) syllabus for Y1-6 is attached below, as is the curriculum road map.
Mr D Woolford is the Subject Leader for RE.