Religious Education

Our Religious Education Curriculum

 

Intent 

At Haslingfield Primary, we believe that it is important for all our pupils to learn from and about religion, so that they can understand the world around them. Our aim is to help children to acquire and develop knowledge and understanding of Christianity and the other principal religions represented in Great Britain; to appreciate the way that religious beliefs shape life and behaviour, develop the ability to make reasoned and informed judgements about religious and moral issues and enhance their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.  

Implementation 

We follow the Agreed Syllabus for Cambridgeshire as the basis for our curriculum and the --- scheme of work.  Throughout their education at Haslingfield school, all children will study the following religions in some capacity:  Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism and Humanism.

There are no presumptions made as to the religious beliefs and values of our children or staff; all backgrounds are valued and individuals are encouraged to share their own experiences with others.   We value the links we have between home, school and our local church, who regularly visit our school to carry out assemblies or welcome us into their church for services.  We promote teaching in RE that stresses open enquiry and first – hand experiences wherever possible; encouraging our pupils to ask questions and to reflect on their own beliefs, values and experiences.  

Impact 

Through RE our children are able to make links between their own lives and those of others in their community and in the wider world, developing an understanding of other people’s cultures and ways of life.