At Walton-le-Dale we nurture a culture in which everyone is valued. Our Religious Education explores ultimate questions about life, to find out what people believe and what difference this makes to how they live, so that pupils can make sense of religion, reflecting on their own ideas and ways of living.
Our children are taught about a range of religions and learn to respect and ask questions about different religions, traditions and cultures around the world.
By learning about and from religion we can become more open minded, respectful and achieve greater self-awareness.
Our RE curriculum contributes to pupils’ personal development and well-being and children's place in our community by promoting mutual respect and tolerance in a diverse society.
It offers opportunities for personal reflection and spiritual development, deepening the understanding of the significance of religion in the lives of others –individually, communally and cross-culturally.
Lancs curric + enhancements + progression of knowledge within each religion.
Our religious concepts are regularly revisited and built upon through year groups and across key stages to allow our children to continue to develop and strengthen their understanding.
From Year 2, children begin and end each 2 studies a year with a learning journal entry, one in Christianity, one in world faiths. These graphic organisers show the teacher and child what they have learnt and offer an insight into the child's understanding of the interconnected elements they have encountered within that and previous studies. They also show the progress each child has made.
By the time children leave Year 6 they will be able to:
Beliefs and Values
Analyse beliefs, teachings and values and how they are linked.
Explain how the beliefs and values of a religious tradition might guide a believer through the journey of life.
Explain the impact of beliefs, values and practices – including differences between and within religious traditions.
Living Religious traditions
Use developing religious vocabulary to describe and show understanding of religious traditions, including practises, rituals and experiences.
Explain differing ideas about religious expression.
Shared human experience
Consider what makes us human in terms of our beliefs and values, relationships with others and sense of identity and belonging.
Discuss how people change during the journey of life.
Search for personal meaning
Discuss and debate questions about identity, belonging, meaning, purpose, truth, values and commitments.
Develop own views and ideas in response to learning.
Demonstrate increasing self-awareness in their own personal development.