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Norton St Nicholas C of E (VA) Primary School

Live, learn and love in faith, respect and trust

Religious Education

Purpose of study

  • Religious education should enable every child to flourish and to live life in all its fullness. (John 10:10). It will help educate for dignity and respect, encouraging all to live well together
  • We have a commitment to our underpinning Christian faith, with a deep respect for the integrity of other religious traditions (and worldviews) and for the religious freedom of each person.
  • We teach a full curriculum that prepares pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life in modern Britain.
  • Christianity will be studied as a living and diverse faith, focused on the teaching of Jesus and the Church.
  • There will be opportunities for children to understand the role of foundational texts, beliefs, rituals, and practices and how they help form identity in a range of religions and worldviews.

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Aims

When children leave Norton St Nicholas they will:

  • Know about and understand Christianity as a diverse global living faith through the exploration of core beliefs using an approach that critically engages with biblical text.
  • Have gained knowledge and understanding of a range of religions and worldviews appreciating diversity, continuity and change within the religions and worldviews being studied.
  • Have grown in respect for people of all religions and worldviews.
  • Have engaged with big questions of meaning and purpose raised by human existence and experience.
  • Have explored their own religious, spiritual and philosophical ways of living, believing and thinking.
  • Be confident in expressing their own opinions, thoughts and questions.

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The curriculum

  • In KS1 RE is taught for at least one hour every week; In KS2 RE is taught for at least 1 ¼ hours each week.
  • At least 50% of curriculum time in each year group is spent studying Christianity. Each year group also includes either a comparison between different faiths (KS1) or a study of a different faith (KS2), as well as a Big Question that will be addressed from different religious and worldviews, and a study of a charity linked to one of the religions we study.
  • Christianity will be taught using resources from Understanding Christianity. In each year group, this will be sequenced based on the Big Story of Christianity:

This is the overview of our RE curriculum. Those units of study highlighted in red are based on Understanding Christianity.

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