Vision for Religious Education
At Lanesend Primary School, the RE curriculum is an enquiry based model which develops children’s skills, motivation to learn and knowledge and understanding of different religions, cultures and their beliefs. Our approach is based upon the philosophy that children are free to make their own choices and decisions regarding religion and beliefs. Through the RE curriculum, we aim to foster an awareness or British values, tolerance of others and knowledge of our own society and the wider world (SMSC).
Characteristics of a Quality Religious Scholar
· A love of RE and a wide knowledge and deep understanding across a wide range of religions and beliefs.
· A thorough engagement with a range of ultimate questions about the meaning and significance of existence.
· The ability to ask significant and highly reflective questions about religion and demonstrate an excellent understanding of issues related to the nature, truth and value of religion.
· A strong understanding of how the beliefs, values, practices and ways of life within any religion cohere together.
· Exceptional independence; the ability to think for themselves and take the initiative in, for example, asking questions, carrying out investigations, evaluating ideas and working constructively with others.
· Significant levels of originality, imagination or creativity, which are shown in their responses to their learning in RE.
· The ability to link the study of religion and belief to personal reflections on meaning and purpose.
Expectations of a Quality Religious Scholar
· To show an understanding of beliefs and teachings
· To show an understanding of practices and lifestyles
· To show an understanding how beliefs are conveyed
· To reflect
· To understand different values
Aspirations for the Future
Religious Scholars can have future careers in the following jobs:
· Member of Parliament
· Advice Worker
· Charity fundraiser
· Youth worker
“I like learning about the different stuff people believe.” (Isabelle, Year 4)
“It’s good to know about other religions not just want is on the island.” (Poppy, Year 3)
“Learning about religion makes me think about why and how things are the way they are.” (Liam, Year 5)