RE Curriculum Intent:
At Aston by Sutton, we believe that RE a prepares pupils to engage in the development of the rapidly changing world and for life in modern Britain. Study of RE reflect the school’s aims and values both for the pupils as individuals and as part of a whole school community.
At Aston by Sutton, through the study of RE, the aim is for pupils to develop an understanding of how to be social, moral, spiritual and cultural individuals who are engaged in the community and the world around them. Encouraging pupils to make positive choices and changes to improve their quality of life and friendships. There are opportunities to develop their questioning skills and express their views in a safe environment. Clear planning shows clear progression in the sequencing of knowledge. The curriculum is adapted to enable all pupils to take part and make progress.
All relevant staff, governors and parents are aware of the rationale and aims of the RE curriculum.
RE Curriculum Implementation:
Schemes of Work:
Clear schemes of work are used at Aston by Sutton which are in line with the local scheme of work. Lessons are planned for each year group and the RE content is covered through different topics in KS1 and KS2. All pupils in the EYFS are taught Knowledge and Understanding of the World, as an integral part of the play-based learning covered during the academic year.
There are opportunities for pupils to develop their reading and writing skills in RE through their recording activities.
Knowledge and skills from other areas of the curriculum are utilised and applied within the context of each unit of work.
Opportunities to reinforce SMSC concepts, British Values and Global Awareness are integrated into planning and lessons.
Teacher questioning develops the children’s long term memory resulting in retention and application where and when appropriate.
Roles and Responsibilities:
Roles and responsibilities of RE subject leader and team are clearly defined.
The subject leader has sufficient knowledge and expertise to lead and ensure the curriculum is fit for purpose. All staff are updated appropriately.
Assessment: Effective assessment procedures are in place to track progression.
Cultural Capital: There are opportunities across the curriculum for pupils to learn about important people who have had an impact on our world and our cultures, demonstrating differences and similarities, including learning about local places of worship, charities and support groups.
Enrichment: Visits and visitors are arranged to provide our pupils with first-hand, purposeful experiences to support and develop their understanding of a range of religious practices and worldviews.
School Values: Through RE all of our learners have the opportunity to reflect our valuesof respect, inspire and achieve. This is through the curriculum, trips and visits, meeting representatives from different religions and learning about similarities and differences.
RE Curriculum Impact:
Outcomes will demonstrate that pupils reach the end of key stage expectations in RE.
A range of monitoring activities will take place e.g. Book Reviews, learning walks, pupil interviews, review of relevant data and assessment, pupil questionnaires, displays, photographic evidence and details on the school website.
Pupils will demonstrate an understanding of different religious and worldviews, expressing their personal views and understanding through discussion. Evidence of progression of skills through specific topics will be clear.