At Ingleton C of E Primary School our RE curriculum is underpinned by Christian Values and aims to nurture happy and inspired lifelong learners. Through an enquiry approach children will develop their religious literacy through a balanced RE curriculum that draws on theology, philosophy and social and human sciences. We aim to engage pupils in systematic enquiry into significant human questions, which religion and worldviews address, so that they can develop the understanding and skills needed to appreciate and appraise varied responses to these questions, as well as develop responses of their own. Through Religious Education we aim to ensure that children know about and develop an understanding of a range of religions so that they can describe, explain and analyse beliefs and practises, recognising the diversity which exists within and between communities and amongst individuals. Through this subject we also enable children to express ideas and gain insights about the nature, significance and impact of religions and worldviews to enable them to express with increasing discernment their personal reflections and critical responses to questions and teachings about identity, diversity, meaning and value including ethical issues. In addition, teaching this subject at Ingleton C of E Primary School will allow children to gain and deploy the skills needed to engage seriously with religions and worldviews, so that they can articulate beliefs, find out about and investigate key concepts and questions of belonging, meaning, purpose and truth by responding creatively, thus developing their confidence and resilience.
As part of this planning process, teachers need to plan the following:
- A sequence of thoughtfully planned lessons, which carefully plan for progression and depth concentrating on the religious literacy skills appropriate to the age group.
- Challenge questions for pupils to apply their learning in a philosophical/open manner.
- Trips and visiting experts who will enhance the learning experience.
- Appropriate curriculum themed home learning tasks which children complete with adults at home.
Our Religious Education curriculum is high quality, inspiring and is planned to demonstrate progression. If children are keeping up with the curriculum, they are deemed to be making good or better progress. In addition, we measure the impact of our curriculum through the following methods:
- Coverage and progress are accurately assessed through careful analysis of the application of skills as children move through the RE curriculum. Teachers assess children’s work in relation to each lesson’s learning challenge, using the traffic light system as stated on our marking policy.
- Pupil discussions about their learning and the RE Class Floor book.
- The Head Teacher and Subject Leader monitor RE, reviewing learning and provide constructive feedback to help progress learning. Staff CPD is identified and booked accordingly.
- Regular monitoring as a staff throughout the year to the evaluate the impact of the curriculum.