Religious Education at Boarshaw Primary School
We work to the JIGSAW Scheme of work which works together with the Agreed Scheme as set out by Rochdale LA. It recognise the variety of religious and non-religious families from which our pupils come. We welcome and celebrate this diversity, are sensitive to the home background of each child and work to ensure that all pupils feel and are included in our RE programme. We recognise the importance of pupils’ all-round personal development and the leading role that RE plays in contributing to the spiritual, moral social and cultural elements in particular.
As Britain is a multi-cultural nation with Christianity as the main religion of the population, Christianity receives the appropriate weighting within the religious education curriculum. Due consideration within this framework is given to other world religions; Judaism, Hinduism, Muslim and Sikhism. Respect, tolerance and understanding for the beliefs of others are promoted as part of our programme.
Pupils will be able to talk about similarities and differences between themselves and others, among families, communities and traditions;
Pupils will become aware about their own cultures and beliefs and those of other people;
They will be given opportunities to explore, observe and find out about places and objects that matter in different culture and beliefs.
Pupils should develop their knowledge and understanding of religions and worldviews, recognising their local, national and global contexts. They should use basic subject specific vocabulary. They should raise questions and begin to express their own views in response to the material they learn about and in response to questions about their ideas.
Pupils should extend their knowledge and understanding of religions and worldviews, recognising their local, national and global contexts. They should be introduced to an extended range of sources and subject specific vocabulary. They should be encouraged to be curious and to ask increasingly challenging questions about religion, belief, values and human life. Pupils should learn to express their own ideas in response to the material they engage with, identifying relevant information, selecting examples and giving reasons to support their ideas and views.
Further details about how we teach RE at our school can be found in the subject policy.
National Curriculum Objectives
children talk about similarities and differences between themselves and others, among families, communities and traditions;
begin to know about their own cultures and beliefs and those of other people;
explore, observe and find out about places and objects that matter in different cultures and beliefs.