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RE Curriculum

 

Religious Education

 

 

Religious Education enables children to investigate and reflect on some of the most fundamental questions asked by people. At Arnold Mill Primary School, we develop the children's knowledge and understanding of the major world faiths, and we provide opportunities for children to ask and reflect on challenging questions about the meaning and purpose of life, beliefs, the self, issues of right and wrong and what it means to be human. We enable children to develop a sound knowledge not only of Christianity but also of other world religions in relation to values. Children reflect on what it means to have a faith and develop their own spiritual knowledge and understanding. We help the children to learn from religions as well as about religions.

 

Our Vision

 

Through the teaching of Religious Education we aim to:

 

  • Develop moral and social understanding through exploring the concepts of religion and belief and their roles in the spiritual, moral and cultural lives of the people in our society
  • Develop an awareness of spiritual and moral issues in life experiences
  • Develop an understanding of religious traditions and to appreciate the cultural differences in Britain today
  • Enable children to explore and think for themselves about British Values
  • Develop knowledge and understanding of Christianity and other major world religions and value systems found in Britain
  • Have an understanding of what it means to be committed to a religious tradition
  • Provide opportunities to promote an ethos of respect for others, challenge stereotypes, celebrate diversity and build an understanding of other cultures and beliefs
  • Be able to reflect on own experiences and to develop a personal response to the fundamental questions of life

 

RE Policy

 

Religious Education Curriculum

 

During their time at Arnold Mill, your child will learn about the six main religions (Christianity, Islam, Sikhism, Judaism, Hinduism and Buddhism) and be encouraged to explore their own beliefs in light of what they learn. It is hoped that the children will use these lessons to inform their own values and morals and develop their awareness of themselves and others.

 

Arnold Mill plans the religious education curriculum in accordance with the Nottinghamshire LEA’s Agreed Syllabus. We ensure that the topics studied build upon prior learning. We offer opportunities for children of all abilities to develop their skills and knowledge in each unit, and we ensure that the planned progression built into the scheme of work offers the children an increasing challenge as they move through school. 

 

Curriculum Overview

 

To find out more about the RE curriculum at Arnold Mill, take a look at the curriculum overviews for each Key Stage.

 

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