RE Curriculum at Noak Bridge
At Noak Bridge Primary School we are following the Essex Agreed Syllabus 2022 – A Religious Education for the Future. It aims to develop an understanding of religion and worldviews for life in a changing world.
The Purpose of RE
We aim to provide high quality Religious Education to support pupils’ religious literacy. In the context of this syllabus, being religiously literate means that pupils will hold balanced and well-informed conversations about religion and worldviews. They will be able to make sense of religion and worldviews around them and begin to understand the complex world in which they live.
In this syllabus we assert that RE is rooted in three key disciplines or disciplinary fields. These are theology, philosophy and the human/social sciences. They are re-contextualised for the school context in the following ways:
RE is taught in five Enquiries or questions in half termly blocks over the year in Key Stage 1 and 2. EYFS have three Enquiries or questions over the year. These Enquiries can be found on the RE Curriculum Map. (see below)
We intend for the Religious Education aspect of our school curriculum to inspire, challenge and encourage pupils by providing them with knowledge and skills. Pupils will develop skills to answer challenging questions, explore a variety of religious beliefs, traditions and values whilst enabling themselves to understand the traditions and beliefs which are followed in our multi-cultural community. We want pupils to understand the importance of beliefs, values and traditions of individuals whilst combating prejudices in life, preparing them for adult life, employment and life-long understanding.
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