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RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

The 2020-2025 Derbyshire Agreed Syllabus for RE aims to ensure that all children:

engage in systematic enquiry into significant human questions which religion and world views address, so that they can develop the understanding and skills needed to appreciate and appraise varied responses to these questions, as well as develop responses of their own

 

INTENT

We intend to ensure that all children know about and understand a range of religions and worldviews.  We want them to express their ideas and insights about the nature, significance and impact of religions.  We want children to gain and deploy the skills needed to engage seriously with religions and worldviews.  We intend for children to have the confidence to ask questions about their world and the people in it.  They will develop an understanding and respect for others and how their religion, beliefs and ideas influence the individuals they are and their place within their community and the wider world. Children will explore what it means to live harmoniously within a community for the well-being of all and where diversity is celebrated. We intend that children will understand that RE makes a unique contribution to their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and supports wider community cohesion. Children will learn to live their lives in all its fullness.

 

IMPLEMENTATION

Children explore 'life’s big questions' in order to find out what people believe and what difference this makes to the way they live. They look at a wide variety of religions and worldviews and have the opportunity to share and reflect on their own ideas, beliefs and ways of living.

The planning, delivery and application of RE are all done with a clear focus on the importance and value of learning and living within the diverse community of Derbyshire. It will not only reflect our children’s own personal experience but will also broaden their view to consider different attitudes, opinions, ideas and beliefs. The key attitudes of tolerance, respect and understanding are consequently developed and encouraged in both the content of the lessons and the way in which they are taught.

‘Understanding Christianity’ is used alongside and woven within, the Derbyshire Agreed Syllabus to enhance our RE curriculum. 

RE is taught in units, which span over a half term.  Lessons are taught weekly in our mixed key stage classes, where children address their key questions with their peers, sharing and celebrating ideas and thinking theologically.  Children are provided with the skills they need to understand the faith of others as well as their own beliefs and opinions and the knowledge to live in our diverse with mutual respect.

Children present their work in a variety of ways, both teacher-led and child-led, with opportunities for personal exploration and to show their knowledge through presentation and display.

 

 

IMPACT

Children of MBHT leave school with the ability to responsibly question their place in their world. They have respect for others and their beliefs, rooted in our Christian Values. They have a firm foundation of spiritual, moral, social and cultural understanding, which will support their awareness of others. Children are provided with the skills and knowledge needed to start to understand religion and this is then a platform for children to continue to develop and thrive in their personal lives.   

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