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.
A Worldview approach provides opportunities for all pupils to see themselves reflected in the curriculum and to be taken beyond their own experiences. It teaches about diversity within and between beliefs and cultures, and brings an awareness of the varied worldviews from across the world. A worldview approach seeks to equip children with the ability to ask questions about the world and to reflect on their own beliefs, values and experiences. It provides a key context to develop young people’s understanding and appreciation of diversity, to promote shared values and to challenge racism and discrimination; through a worldview approach, pupils learn to express their insights and to agree or disagree respectfully.
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:
EYFS & KS1 CURRICULUM
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.