RE Curriculum Overview
RE Intent, Implementation and Impact Statement
Religious Education Intent
At St George’s Church of England Primary School, Religious Education is non-confessional and considered to be an academic subject which reflects our school vision.
The purpose of Religious Education is to enable all of our pupils to experience life in all its fullness, as Jesus intended. They will prosper and flourish as they experience an education which promotes wisdom and an understanding that each person known, loved and valued. Our pupils will develop their religious literacy and skills to critically analyse religious texts, beliefs and ideas and their impact on British life and in the world. In a safe yet challenging space, pupils will explore their own and others’ religious, spiritual and philosophical convictions.
- Through the Church of England program of study, Understanding Christianity, we will enable pupils to encounter Christian belief and practice through Bible texts, debate, art, drama and written work.
- We will provide high quality teaching of Christianity as a living world faith through the exploration of core theological concepts at an age appropriate level.
- We will help pupils to consider the impact and connection that Christianity has on Britain’s cultural heritage and the lives of people worldwide.
- We will provide a safe and respectful space within which to inspire and challenge pupils to think critically and develop their knowledge and understanding of other world religions and world views and their impact on society and culture.
- We will enable pupils to engage in discussion with a range of religious, philosophical and spiritual worldviews.
- We will inspire pupils to consider and evaluate the role of religion in contemporary society, both British and Worldwide.
Pupils will progress from retelling religious stories, to making links between beliefs and practice and critically reflecting on how these impact believers’ lives.
They will develop their understanding of theological ideas and practices, moving from identifying a few ways that people of faith demonstrate their understanding to commenting thoughtfully on these.
They will ask questions to develop their understanding, suggest responses and justify their own points of view and insights.
A theological vocabulary will be acquired and appropriate application evidenced through conversation and written work.
It is better to get wisdom than gold.
It is better to choose understanding than silver.