At Gorefield and Murrow Primary Academies, we believe Religious Education is a vital contribution towards promoting the ethos of our schools. We teach RE is in line with the Cambridgeshire locally agreed syllabus. This reflects the context and cultural diversity of our local area. This ensures that the religious education and what the children cover has deep meaning and relevance to the communities they live in. Enhancing children’s life skills through a carefully planned sequence of learning, allows children opportunities to question, challenge and evaluate progressively across every year group.
We aim to develop our children’s knowledge of Christianity and other principle religions represented in Great Britain today; gain an insight into life and behaviour, with a focus on being able to make reasoned and informed judgements. Knowledge of key vocab needed to explore the curriculum are also focussed on. Religious Education will contribute to their knowledge and skills by providing opportunities for enquiry and linking these ideas to their own lives.
From Early Years through to Upper KS2, we aim to encourage social awareness and British values. We encourage our pupils to feel confident in questioning their rights and responsibilities, thus enabling them to reflect upon their beliefs and deepen their understanding of cultural influences through creatively responding to these beliefs.
By the end of KS2 we aim to have been successful in guiding our children through all of the religious misconceptions they may have. We aim to fully prepare our children for life in modern day Britain.