RE at Croyland primary school is designed to enable all children to have an understanding of and empathy for the faith or beliefs of individuals and communities in a way that is both academically challenging and personally inspiring.
At Croyland Primary School, we recognise our local and national diversity within the modern world. In order to reflect our multi-faith society – including those with no faith. We follow the new revised RE Curriculum for Northamptonshire 2018-2022 which draws upon an enquiry base approach, leading into a creative response to Key Concepts which provide opportunities for children to respond to current events . For example these include:
*Use of experimental and creative activities, to enable children to develop their insight into the `experience’ of religion which is relevant and meaningful to our children.
* Use of reasoned arguments and debates where children can explore controversial issues in a nurturing environment.
* Use investigative and interpretative skills to develop their understanding of cultural capital by the opportunities of experiencing learning through art, music and stories.
* Using planned, sequenced concepts, to ensure children build effectively on prior learning.
Children reflect the benefit from these approaches, through ensuring embedded understanding by `lingering longer` and `digging deeper` with their independent thinking, increased confidence and more sustained thinking from today’s world beliefs.
The syllabus focuses upon two Attainment Targets
AT1 – Learning about religion and belief (Enquiring, investigating and understanding beliefs)
AT2 – Learning from religion and belief (Questioning, exploring, reflecting upon and interpreting human experience in light of the religions/beliefs studied.)
Teaching of faiths focus
KS1 – Christianity and two other faiths – starting with family, neighbourhood and special times, whilst concentrating on the similarities of religions are creatively planned and delivered.
KS2 – Christianity and five other world religions, including Humanism- involve moving from the local to the national and international examples of religion. Its key focus is to ensure pupils explore diversity, similarities, differences within and between religions, humanism and other world views.
Children’s work can be found throughout the school. Enjoy our creative and sometimes challenging responses to the Big Questions of today!