Religious Education Curriculum
This document aims to track expectations and progression of Religious education at Jennett’s Park CE primary school. At Jennett’s Park Primary School we follow ‘Discovery RE’ and ‘Understanding Christianity’ with some elements from the Diocese of Oxford work units to ensure we have a full and rich coverage of all religions.
At Jennett’s Park, RE provides a broad, balanced and coherent curriculum. It has been designed to offer breadth of content, depth of learning and coherence between concepts, knowledge, skills and content in a safe, open, respectful and inclusive environment. Our RE curriculum allows all learners to explore their own beliefs and explore other world religions to encourage our children the flourish in becoming inclusive and understanding of all faiths and cultures, equipped to life beyond school.
RE at Jennett’s Park offers opportunities for personal reflection and spiritual development, deepening the understanding of the significance of religion in the lives of themselves, others, communally, world-wide and cross-culturally.
It is important to note the importance of ensuring the correct use of terminology and understanding, such as, “not all Christians/ Muslims/Hindus/Sikhs/ Buddhists believe that…/ Some/ most Christians/ Muslims/Hindus/Sikhs/ Buddhists believe that...”
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- To introduce children to a range of cultures, religions and festivals.
- Recognise similarities and differences in relations to places, objects, materials, religions, cultures, festivals and celebrations.
- Exposure to stories, music, dance and foods from a range of cultures.
- Use resources in role play that reflect a variety of cultures e.g. clothing, symbols, candles and toys etc.
Download information about How Discovery RE and Understanding Christianity are used alongside each other.
At Jennett’s Park, we want the children to recognise the impact of RE on their lives. We will monitor the pupils’ developing knowledge and understanding of Christianity, of other principal religions, beliefs and traditions and worldviews. We actively encourage discussion, reflection and an openness in order for our learners to make informed views embed these skills. This contributes to not only to pupils’ personal development and wellbeing but also formulates community cohesion by promoting mutual respect and tolerance in a diverse society equipping children with lifelong skills. To demonstrate the impact of our curriculum, pupils can demonstrate their understanding through sharing, showcasing and celebrating their work. Progress of our RE curriculum is showcased through outcomes and records of coverage.