RE Curriculum

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Overview:

RE aims to develop the pupil’s knowledge and understanding of the religions and beliefs which form part of the multicultural society in which we live.

RE must be provided for all pupils in state funded schools in England. This is a legal requirement and is also a necessary part of a ‘broad and balanced curriculum’.

Our curriculum provokes children to consider challenging questions and allows pupils to develop knowledge and understanding of Christianity as well as other principal religions, religious traditions and world views.  All pupils have the opportunity to be immersed in a religion or cultural traditions through different experiences throughout KS1 and KS2.

Our curriculum aims to contribute to pupils’ personal development and well-being through promoting mutual respect and tolerance both within our school community but also in our wider community. The children have opportunities for personal reflection and deepening their understanding of the significance of religion in the lives of others.

We believe exploring the concepts of religion and belief and their roles in the spiritual, moral and cultural lives of people in our diverse society helps the children to develop a moral awareness and social understanding. Through our RE curriculum we encourage the children to become successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens. It gives them knowledge and understanding to strengthen their capacity for making moral judgements.

The teaching of RE in primary schools across England is internationally admired for its concept of ‘learning from religion.’ At Farnborough we believe RE allows children and young people to build their identity and understand their culture and the culture of others. This can only breed a culture of tolerance and support them in building a moral framework, which is so important, as they grow and develop into active and effective members of our community.


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