The Colleton Primary School RE Curriculum Policy
At The Colleton Primary School our principal intent for the RE curriculum is to support religious literacy by promoting the students’ knowledge, critical thinking skills and open-minded and respectful attitudes with which to investigate the world of religion and beliefs (theirs and others’).
As with all areas of the curriculum, RE will be taught using a variety of teaching methods appropriate to the subject matter and accessing different learning styles and abilities. RE will be taught within The Colleton Primary School’s Rolling Programme to enable, where possible, cross-curricular themes to be developed.
Our scheme of work will follow the programme of study laid down in the Wokingham Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education 2006. All planning will be in line with school policy and will add detail to our Rolling Programme, highlighting cross-curricular links in order that the Rolling Programme functions to its optimum effectiveness. Our golden threads, which run across the year groups and throughout the RE planning cover:
- Belonging and Beliefs- recognising and exploring people’s and our own beliefs and sense of belonging
- Forgiveness and Salvation-recognising how different beliefs show forgiveness and reflecting on our own understanding of forgiveness
- Symbolism- recognising and exploring events and symbolism within different beliefs
- Gospel- exploring religious stories and how this impacts people’s and our own lives and belief
Assessment will take place according to school policy (please see the Teaching, Learning and Assessment Policy). The children will demonstrate their achievements through a variety of written and oral work. A variety of assessment methods will be used, and evidence of attainment will be made through:
- Observation of children at work
- Questioning and listening
- Marking and feedback
- Teacher assessment (including observations recorded within purple folders)
- Involving pupils in evaluating their own work.
We believe they should be enabled to:
- make their own decisions about their own beliefs
- empathise with what it means to those who hold a belief
- enable children to grow spiritually
- develop their skills of reflection
- experience awe and wonder
- have an appreciation of stillness and silence.