Our Religious Education Curriculum
At Chambersbury, we aim to ensure that all our children learn from and about religion so that they can understand and respond openly to the world around them. Through Religious Education, our children develop their knowledge of the world faiths, and their understanding and awareness of the beliefs, values and traditions of other individuals, societies, communities and cultures. Throughout school, we promote respect and open-mindedness and a sense of togetherness. Our curriculum is designed to encourage creativity, enquiry, debate, discussion and independence which we believe leads to an understanding and appreciation for the expression of all beliefs and cultural practices. We encourage an enquiry based approach within our Religious Education and for children to ask questions and to reflect on their own beliefs, values and experiences.
Our lessons follow the Hertfordshire Agreed Syllabus for RE. Our aim is to give every child a unique and engaging experience which will allow them to reach their full potential. Our teaching is reflected in the eight areas of study below:
The following religions have been selected for study:
We also explore religious understanding and tolerance through our assemblies, class assemblies, mindfulness, debate and discussion. Our PSHCE lessons also contribute to the teaching of R.E. and we have many valued links in the local community that also contribute greatly through visits to local places of worship and visitors to the school.
Our teaching and learning explores big questions about life to find out what people believe and what difference this makes to how they live, so that children can make sense of religion, reflecting on their own ideas and ways of living.
Ongoing formative and half termly summative assessments are used to determine each child’s understanding and to inform teacher’s planning. Spider-grams are completed at the start of each topic to show current knowledge and understanding, and are updated weekly to show the learning progression. On completion, a short summary is written outlining the understanding of the area studied.
By the end of Primary School, our children should:
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