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Religious Education enables pupils to investigate and reflect on some of the most fundamental questions asked by people. At St Paul’s C of E Primary School, we enable pupils to develop a sound knowledge of Christianity and some other world religions and we address the fundamental questions in life. Pupils reflect on what it means to have a faith and to develop their own spiritual knowledge and understanding. We help our pupils to learn from religions as well as about religions as follows:

Pupils can expect that a Church school RE curriculum will engage and challenge them through an exploration of core concepts and questions. They can expect Church schools to provide meaningful and informed dialogue with a range of religions and worldviews. There should be opportunities for them to understand the role of foundational texts, beliefs, rituals, and practices and how they help form identity in a range of religions and worldviews. Pupils should explore how these may change in different times, places and cultures. RE will go beyond a sociological study of religious phenomena and will introduce pupils to a range of relevant disciplines including theology, philosophy and the human and social sciences. In all Church schools progress in RE should be significant and attainment high enabling pupils to develop confident religious literacy’.   

(SDBE Statement of entitlement 2019)

 The aims of religious education are to help children:

  • develop knowledge and understanding of Christianity ; beliefs, festivals, old testament and new testament teachings and the makeup of the Christian community;
  • to recognise there are a number of branches of Christianity who may share common beliefs but different interpretations;
  • to understand and grow knowledge in other world faiths and in doing so use their understanding to inform respect , empathy and sensitivity towards all people;
  • develop an understanding of what it means to be committed to a religious tradition;
  • develop an awareness of spiritual and moral issues in life experiences;
  • be able to reflect on their own experiences, beliefs and values and how religious teaching relates to them and to develop a personal response to the fundamental questions of life;
  • develop investigative, critical analysis research skills to enable them to make reasoned judgements about religious issues;
  • develop a positive attitude towards other people, respecting their right to hold different beliefs from their own and celebrating the diversity in society.

Skills and Knowledge Progression and Whole School Overview

RE Skills and Knowledge Progression

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