The principle aim of RE is to engage pupils in an enquiry approach where they can develop an understanding and appreciation for the expression of beliefs, cultural practices and influence of principle religions and worldviews in the local, national and wider global community. As pupils gain knowledge and understanding their ability to make more informed and intelligent observations will enhance their perspective and outlook on the inter-connectivity of the community and the wider world.
At Hovingham Primary our RE curriculum follows the Leeds agreed syllabus. This will enable pupils to:
- Investigate the beliefs and practices of religions and other world views;
- Investigate how religions and other world views address questions of meaning, purpose and value;
- Investigate how religions and other world views influence morality, identity and diversity;
- To know and understand the practices of different beliefs
- Develop enquiry skills which support detail and accuracy
- Enhance their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development
The National Curriculum provides the knowledge and skill development for the Religious studies curriculum being taught throughout the school.
The RE content, for every year group, from Nursery to Year 6, is carefully mapped out so that teachers know and understand what to teach and when to teach it. All sequences of learning are planned so that there is cohesion and key knowledge and skills are protected.