At Wadworth Primary school, our Religious Education curriculum is based upon the Curriculum Maestro scheme of learning and the Doncaster Agreed Syllabus. By teaching R.E. through a variety of media, including art and drama, we aim for children to become creative and reflective learners who are able to express themselves fluently and confidently. We aim to develop children’s understanding of how religion affects people’s lives and through studying Christianity and other world religions, pupils will be encouraged to celebrate diversity and respect others’ beliefs. Our Core Values provide the platform on which we have built our curriculum offer at Wadworth Primary School. Our R.E. curriculum is underpinned by our Core Values in the following ways:
Beyond the Subject:
We would like our Religious Education curriculum to help children to:
Our R.E. curriculum has been designed according to the Doncaster Agreed Syllabus and lesson ideas are linked to the Curriculum Maestro programme. The Agreed Syllabus states that all pupils need to;
Through a range of stimulating activities, such as drama, art or debate, children will develop an understanding of religious tolerance, enabling them to see the importance of working together to combat prejudice, thus preparing them for adult life, future employment and life-long learning in our multi-cultural society. Throughout their time at Wadworth Primary School, children will learn about Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Sikhism and non-religious world views. Children pay regular visits to the local church for services and the Reverend makes frequent visits to the school to deliver whole school worship session.
Ongoing R.E. assessment is used to inform teacher’s planning. R.E. monitoring takes various forms. A key component of this is pupil voice. School leaders use pupil voice as an effective tool to ascertain the children’s embedded R.E. subject knowledge, vocabulary and skills as well as their love for learning the subject. R.E. book monitoring throughout all year groups also takes place once a term to compliment this, allowing leaders to ensure our children have the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills fully. Examples of our children’s R.E. work is exhibited throughout the school, both on classroom and communal displays.