RE Rationale

We believe that the core knowledge taught within RE lessons is essential for all children to provoke discussion around ‘big ’questions about meaning and purpose in life, beliefs about God, issues of right and wrong and what it means to be human. In RE they learn about, and from religions and worldviews, to discover, explore and consider, developing their self-awareness. They learn to weigh up the value of ideas from different sources, to develop and express their insights in response, and to agree or disagree respectfully.

By the end of their Infant school years, our pupils will be able to think, talk about and consider the world around them and the beliefs of others.

Core Principles for the Teaching of RE at Robert Miles Infant School

Pupils at Robert Miles Infant School learn through an RE curriculum that will:

  • develop curiosity about a range of religions and worldviews, enabling them to develop and discuss their ideas and values and personal beliefs, while respecting the right of others to differ
  • explore similarities and differences in people’s beliefs within society.
  • give children the confidence to ask questions and to process and develop their own views.
  • explore two religions; Christianity and Judaism. We will revisit and build on what is learnt year on year to ensure that content is learned.
  • develop children’s critical thinking skills through greater subject knowledge , enabling pupils to be active, thoughtful, reflective and expressive in their handling of questions about beliefs, values and religion, based on real life experiences.
  • support the progressive application of the 3 areas of learning (based on the Nottinghamshire agreed syllabus 2015): To know, to express ideas and deploy the skills needed to engage seriously with religions and world views
  • ensure their accurate use and understanding of specific vocabulary related to RE
  • empower them to draw their own conclusions and develop their own beliefs.

RE Curriculum Progression and Coverage Documents:

1. A progression map showing the end points for each year group, in each strand of the RE curriculum:

Progression Map - Year on Year - RE

2. A brief overview of what is being taught in each year group, each term:

Whole School Coverage - RE

3. Detailed breakdown of progression and coverage of core knowledge and skills to be taught in each term, over the year.

RE - Reception to Year 2

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