Subject Lead: Mrs Clark
At Denbigh Community Primary School, we follow the North Tyneside Syllabus for Religious Education. We encourage children to use and develop their skills in RE and to participate in critical thinking. We aim to ensure that the RE curriculum is challenging, dynamic and relevant to pupils of all ages. Children are taught to understand and respect the importance of religious beliefs in the world around them; including Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism.
Through RE we encourage pupils to learn from these different religions, beliefs, values and traditions while exploring their own beliefs and questions of meaning. We challenge pupils to reflect on and consider issues of equality, belief, faith and ethics and to communicate their responses. At Denbigh, we encourage pupils to develop their sense of self-worth, identity and belonging. Our aim is to enable pupils to flourish individually within their own communities. We believe Religious Education has an important role in preparing our pupils for adult life, employment and lifelong learning. We encourage our pupils to develop respect for, sensitivity to and acceptance of others, in particular those whose faiths and beliefs are different from their own.
RE is taught throughout the school and staff plan exciting lessons based on the objectives within the North Tyneside RE Syllabus (SACRE)
In Foundation Stage, learning objectives are taken from the Early Years Outcomes, usually from the strand of Understanding the World (The World and People and Communities) We use a variety of teaching and learning styles to support children’s knowledge and understanding. This is done through continuous provision and specific teaching around a theme or topic.
In KS1 and KS2 staff allocate objectives across the year, using appropriate curriculum coverage based on need and key skills and then make tasks to fit to support the topic/faith.