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Religious Education

Intent

At White Court Primary School, we aim to deliver an engaging, broad and balanced Religious Education Curriculum which is accessible to all pupils. We provide our children with opportunities to learn about and from a range of religions and beliefs with the aim of equipping pupils with the appropriate knowledge and understanding to enable them to develop an insightful and positive attitude to diversity in their own communities and the wider world. Through high quality R.E. teaching, we aim to promote respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs and encourage pupils to ask questions and to reflect on their own beliefs, values and experiences. By developing their understanding and appreciation of different religious and cultural beliefs and practices in the local, national and wider global community, we aim for pupils to become responsible and respectful members of the diverse society and world in which they will live.

 

Implementation

At White Court we follow 'exploRE', the Essex agreed syllabus for Religious Education. Where the following religions have been selected for study:

  • Christianity
  • Hinduism 
  • Judaism
  • Islam
  • Sikhism
  • Buddhism
  • Humanism (KS2)

 

Impact

The children at White Court Primary School report that they enjoy their RE lessons and feel a sense of fascination in learning about themselves, others and the wider world.  They are able to make links between their own lives and those of others in their community and in the wider world.  They are engaged and enthusiastic in their lessons and feel happy and safe to ask questions and comment on their own beliefs and those of others.

Our Religious Education curriculum offers children opportunities to understand what other people believe, how they choose to live and why they choose to live in that way, equipping them which the knowledge and skills to become tolerant and empathetic members of our diverse and ever changing world.

 

We measure the impact of our curriculum through the following methods:

 

  • Summative assessment of pupil discussions about their learning.
  • Images and videos of the children’s practical learning.
  • Interviewing the pupils about their learning (pupil voice).
  • Learning walks.
  • Marking of written work in books.
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