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at Sugar Hill Primary School
“Like the bee gathering honey from different flowers, the wise person accepts the essence of the different scriptures, and sees only the good in all religions.”
The intention of Religious Education at Sugar Hill Primary School is to inspire our children to develop their Cultural knowledge by exploring World religions and diversity within their community and the wider world.
The children will:
- Learn about World faiths and understand the beliefs associated with them.
- They will be challenged by given thought-provoking questions encouraging them to think critically about what they are learning.
- Have opportunities for personal reflection and spiritual development.
- They will understand not everyone has the same beliefs and so be respectful of others.
- Through RE they will be able to challenge prejudice discrimination and racism.
We use the Durham Agreed Syllabus for the basis of our Curriculum. The syllabus provides a developmental approach to RE which is coherent and systematic. Continuity and progression is achieved by building on the knowledge, understanding and skills that pupils gain across and between key stages. The Christian festivals of Christmas and Easter are covered by a whole school approach where children share findings in assembly time. Teachers have some flexibility to move questions that fit in with other areas of the curriculum providing the sequential progression is not affected.
The curriculum covers the RE Concepts of Belief, Authority, Expressions of Belief and Impact of Belief. Each element is driven by a key question which is a basis for enquiry-based learning where children are provided opportunities to engage explore and evaluate their learning.
Our Long Term Plan
We strive to make Religious Education exciting and memorable by taking a hands on approach using artefacts, drama, role-play art ICT and other practical activities. To widen their knowledge and experiences children will visit different places of Worship and visitors from different faith communities will be invited into school.
Children at our school have a wide knowledge and understanding of different religions and cultures. They can ask and answer challenging questions and know that not all questions will have answers. Our children are respectful of all faiths and beliefs and can reflect upon their own beliefs. Religious Education contributes to our children becoming culturally aware of theirs and others cultural heritage. Through studying religious identity and belonging they are keen to make a positive and helpful contribution to their own community.