At Huttoft Primary and Nursery School, we understand that religious education equips children to make sense of and understand the diverse world around them. Through a secure knowledge and understanding of religious and world views, children are able to respect and appreciate the contribution made to our society by people of all backgrounds, religions and belief systems.
We adopt an enquiry-based approach to our teaching of religious education, recognising that effective teaching of RE occurs when “enquiry is placed at the heart of learning.” (Ofsted, 2013).
Religious education enables children to investigate and reflect on some of the most fundamental questions asked by people. At Huttoft, we develop the children’s knowledge and understanding of the major world faiths, and we address fundamental questions of life. We enable children to develop a sound knowledge of Christianity and other world religions, including Islam and Hinduism.
Children reflect on what it means to have a faith and to develop their own spiritual knowledge and understanding.
We aim for all Huttoft learners to:
- develop their knowledge and understanding of Christianity and other major world religions and value systems found in modern Britain;
- demonstrate respect for others including people with different faiths and beliefs;
- build their sense of identity and belonging, which helps them flourish within their communities and as citizens in a diverse society;
- be reflective about their own life experiences and how this can support them to learn about and from religion;
- demonstrate kindness and teamwork as they consider their responsibilities to themselves and to others, exploring how they might contribute to their communities and to wider society;
- become critical thinkers who are ambitious and courageous, asking challenging questions about the meaning and purpose of life, beliefs, the self, and issues of right and wrong, commitment and belonging;
- engage in dialogue about religion, demonstrating honesty and empathy towards others, whilst articulating their own personal beliefs, ideas and values.
- consider their responsibilities to themselves and to others, encouraging empathy, generosity and compassion.
- develop a sense of awe, wonder and mystery.
Our RE curriculum is based on the Lincolnshire Agreed Syllabus and is divided into three concepts. These concepts are the ‘big ideas’ in RE and travel through the curriculum, being built upon, progressively, year upon year as our children move through the school.
The concepts are as follows:
- Believing – Knowledge and Understanding
- Living – Personal Resonance
- Thinking – Evaluation and Critical Thinking
You can view the details of our curriculum below: