Mrs Brough leads RE at our school.
Our vision for RE
To develop tolerant, respectful and inquisitive children who respond with wonderment and awe to the changing world around them.
Aims of R.E at Eye CE Primary School
Our aims our RE align with those of the 2018 Agreed Syllabus:
§ to develop religious literacy;
§ to acquire and develop knowledge and understanding of Christianity and the other principal religions and world views represented in the United Kingdom;
§ to develop an understanding of the influence of the beliefs, values and traditions on individuals, communities, societies and cultures;
§ to develop attitudes of respect towards other people who hold views and beliefs different from their own;
§ to develop the ability to make reasoned and informed judgements about religious issues, with reference to the principal religions and world views represented locally and in the United Kingdom.
To do this RE should:
§ develop pupils' skills;
§ enable them to ask questions;
§ enable children to discover information, approaching new material with empathy;
§ support children in reflecting on their learning.
Throughout the RE curriculum pupils should be encouraged to explore religions, engage with their knowledge, and reflect on their learning and their lives.
The school’s work in R.E is based on Peterborough’s Agreed Syllabus 2018 as required by law. At Eye CE Primary School we have a devised long term plan, in line with National Curriculum expectations to teach our topic work and where possible we have linked in units that fit in with the planned topics (See long term plan). Where this is not possible the RE unit is taught as a stand-alone subject.
Each Key Stage builds upon the one before, so by the time pupils reach the end of KS2, they should have had the opportunity to receive a broad, inclusive religious education. Teachers considered the religious experience of the pupils in the whole school when planning which religions to look at and in which order.
Christianity is studied in all Key Stages. The choice of which other religions to study in KS1 was based on the experience of the pupils in the class and local demographic. By the end of KS2 all major religions (Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism and Sikhism) and a secular world view (humanism) will have been studied.
We are in the process of building our long-term plan for RE. Once this has been finalised, this page will be updated.
Right of withdrawal
Parents have the right to withdraw their children from all or any part of RE. Requests for this should be made in writing to the head teacher.