Religious Education Curriculum

At Scholar Green Primary School, we have designed our Religious Education curriculum with the intent that our children will become resilient, accepting, mindful and inquisitive learners. Our R.E. curriculum covers all the stautory elements from the Cheshire East syllabus (2022-2027) and allows children to discover and gain an insight into religions within the world that we live. We see the teaching of R.E. is vital for children to understand others' beliefs and make connections between their own values. It is our role to ensure pupils are being inquisitive by asking questions about the world around them by allowing pupils to gain high quality experiences.

Religious Education contributes dynamically to children and young people’s education in schools by provoking challenging questions about meaning and purpose of life, beliefs about God, ultimate reality, issues of life and death and issues of right and wrong and what it means to be human. In Religious Education they learn about and from religions and worldviews in local, national, and global contexts, to discover, explore and consider different answers to these important questions. They learn to weigh up the value of wisdom from different sources, to develop and express their own insights in response, and to agree or disagree respectfully. It is not the intention of Religious Education in maintained schools to promote the beliefs of any one religion/religious denomination or worldview.

We will deliver a curriculum that:

  • Promotes the values and attitudes necessary for citizenship in a multi-faith and multi-racial society through developing understanding of, respect for, and dialogue with people of different beliefs, practices, races and cultures.
  • Provides learners with the essential knowledge in order to develop their understandign of the principal religious traditions and beliefs represented in the UK. 
  • Celebrates the community at Scholar Green Primary School. 
  • Teaching should equip pupils with systematic knowledge and understanding of a range of religions and worldviews, enabling them to develop their own ideas, values, and identities. It should develop in pupils an aptitude for dialogue so that they can participate positively in society with its diverse religions and secular and non-religious worldviews.
  • Our curriculum embraces the community in which it is situated, recognising local places of worship.
  • Is inclusive, develops self-confidence and identifies that all our children are unique and therefore we should all be tolerant of each others' beliefs
  • Encourages our children to be inquisitive about others' beliefs developing inquiry based R.E. skills that allow them to culturally aware of the world around them.
  • Promotes equality and understanding of the British values and ensures they are prepared for life in modern Britain.

Religious education is generally taught on a weekly basis. We have designed a curriculum that provides children with exposure to a range of religions and enables them to develop their understanding by returning to the religion and building their knowledge, focusing on key aspects of that religion. We also ensure there are units of work that introduce children to different themes across a number of religions, so they develop their understanding of similarities and differences between the different religions.

Every pupil has a statutory entitlement to Religious Education as it makes a distinctive contribution to a broad and balanced curriculum. Pupils should be given the opportunity to explore the role and significance of religion in society and the important beliefs and values that shape the world today. Religious Education helps pupils understand the religious and spiritual experiences of others and the ways in which it gives adherents a sense of purpose and meaning in their lives.


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