At Timbertree Academy, we believe that a high-quality religious education will help pupils’ gain a coherent knowledge and understanding, where they can articulate clearly and confidently their personal beliefs, ideas, values and experiences.
RE is taught using the ‘Discovery RE ‘which covers Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism, meeting the needs of the curriculum and deepening understanding. The carefully selected content of Discovery RE enables us to provide a consistent whole school approach to RE as well as supporting British Values, Anti-radicalisation, critical thinking and Growth Mind-set and Personal Development.
Progression is evident through building upon the pupil’s prior knowledge, allowing them to follow the steps of engaging, enquiring and exploring the different religions, leading to the process of evaluating and expressing to ensure understanding and progress is made. This should inspire and build each child’s ‘religious literacy’, helping them to understand the nature and diversity of religion and belief in the world in which they live and the relationships between different groups of society.
RE offers distinctive opportunities to promote pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development allowing time for reflection, discussion, dialogue and debate
Aims of the RE Curriculum
The national curriculum for religious education aims to ensure our pupils in;
- Key Stage One
- Learn about the place of religion and belief in their local community
- Learn about key features of Christianity
- Learn about key features of at least one other religion or non- religious worldview
- Key Stage Two
- Learn about the nature of religion and belief
- Learn about Christianity
- Learn about at least two other religions and/or worldviews