Robin Hood Primary School

"Success is in the journey, not the destination; we are all learners"

RE AT ROBIN HOOD PRIMARY SCHOOL

At Robin Hood Primary, our vision of RE is to enable children to learn about a range of different religions and beliefs within society. Learning about these different beliefs will encourage children to understand, respect and listen to the values and principles of others. RE provides scope for discussion and questions, allowing children to gain a broad and balanced understanding of diversity.

THE INTENT OF OUR RE CURRICULUM


At Robin Hood Primary school, we aim to provide opportunities, which enhance and build on pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Our intent is to develop children’s awareness and understanding of different faiths and beliefs by building their tolerance and respect to the views of others. Within RE lessons, we aim to engage pupils by allowing them to develop their own sense of identity and belonging as part of a whole school and wider community. By progressing on skills each year, we aim to ensure children have a vast understanding of the beliefs, cultural practices of the UK’s religions and their significance in the local and global community. 



The development of knowledge, skills and understanding concentrates on these two key aspects of learning.

HOW OUR RE CURRICULUM IS IMPLEMENTED


Within our RE curriculum, a range of teaching and learning strategies are used, to ensure learning is engaging and thought –provoking such as; stories, discussion, drama, art and artefacts. Within each RE unit, a question is explores across a series of sequenced lessons which allow children to discuss, question, wonder and research about different religious views. RE progresses throughout school, ensuring year groups revisit prior knowledge before delving deeper into the cultural belief or religion. Across the academic year, we make links with other aspects of the curriculum such as PSHE, British Values and our school values. Whole school assemblies are used to celebrate and explore religious events or practices and visits from our local priest is also a regular part of our curriculum.

THE IMPACT OF OUR RE CURRICULUM


At Robin Hood Primary School, children will gain a deep insight into Christianity and will have opportunities to develop their knowledge and understanding along with other principle religions and non-religious belief traditions in Britain. Alongside this, children will reflect on their own values and principles, listen, and respect the views of others within the school and local community. Within each RE unit, children are able to question and wonder about the key principles and reflect on these in a meaningful way. By learning about different world religions, children will demonstrate a positive attitude towards people of any religion or non-religion and will learn to be understanding, polite and respectful citizens within the school community and wider world. 

RE CULTURAL CAPITAL


At Robin Hood Primary School, our curriculum teaches and strengthens children’s cultural capital as they learn and understand the diversity and importance of the world and society. Within the curriculum, pupils develop their knowledge and understanding of different beliefs and cultures, enabling them to gain a broad and balanced view of communities across Britain. Children learn to become respectful, understanding members of the school community and wider society.