RE Curriculum Overview
- Share and promote Christian values, participating in Christian worship both in school and in local churches.
- Provide a stable and secure Christian environment, enabling all to pursue their spiritual journey.
- Encourage a sense of belonging to a community, based upon mutual respect.
- Help all to understand, value and appreciate each other’s roles within the school.
- Develop a positive working partnership through involvement with the wider community.
- Ensure that pupils become responsible and caring members of our modern British society.
- Encourage all members of the school to grow in confidence and self-esteem.
- Provide a broad and balanced education for all, whilst recognising the varying needs of individuals.
- Promote high standards of attainment and achievement by assisting everyone to do their best.
MISSION STATEMENT FOR RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
At Trinity Church of England/Methodist Primary School the educational process is rooted in the living faith of the school. Religious Education has an important role in reflecting and conveying the distinctively Christian character of the school always aiming for the highest standard, always striving for excellence, reflecting the school’s distinctive Christian character.
v Religious education is the vehicle for living the vision of our Church school and should aim to;
v Ensure that the children are ASKING, INVESTIGATING and UNDERSTANDING
v Provoke religious thinking and give the children opportunity to reflect
v Enable the children to have informed conversations about religious beliefs and practices to connect, critically reflect upon, evaluate and apply their learning to their own growing understanding and respect of religion and belief (Christian and Non-Christian), of themselves, the world and human experience
v Widen understanding of Christianity as a living world faith
v Develop understanding of Gospel values and how to live by these through words and actions at Trinity Church of England/Methodist Primary School
Religious Education in a Church School lies at the very heart of the curriculum.
At Trinity Church of England/Methodist Primary School the students and their families can expect a religious education curriculum that is rich and varied, enabling learners to acquire a thorough knowledge and understanding of the Christian faith. Church schools should provide a wide range of opportunities for learners to understand and to make links between the beliefs, practices and value systems of the range of faiths and world views studied. Church schools should use some form of enquiry approach that engages with, for example biblical text, and helps develop religious and theological literacy. Links with the Christian values of the school and spiritual, moral, social and cultural development are intrinsic to the RE curriculum and should have a significant impact on learners.
At Trinity Church of England/Methodist Primary School. an average of one and a half hours per week of curriculum time will be devoted to the teaching of RE. This will include distinct syllabus lessons plus teaching related to the Christian Gospel values. As we adopt a creative approach to RE learning there will be cross curricular links with PSHE, Art, Drama and Music. Of this curricular time 80% will be devoted to the Christian faith and 20% to Non-Christian Faiths.
Please find below the overview of the RE Curriculum.