RE is concerned with an exploration of the important aspects of life and what it’s like to be human. It provides opportunities for pupils to ask questions, seek answers and develop ideas in a quest to discover more about their own identity and that of others. At Parklands, we aim to provide an RE curriculum which can provide a context for the exploration of moral and ethical opinions and dilemmas by learning about lifestyles and behaviour. It can help our pupils to understand the power and meaning of belief and religion for individuals and communities in the United Kingdom and across the world.

Within their learning in RE, pupils develop specific attitudes that are open, reflective, and critical and a skill base which allows them to be curious, play with ideas, empathise, listen, imagine, question, make links and reason.

Parklands Community Primary School is a happy and healthy place to learn, and RE can actively support this by providing an opportunity to learn about each other and celebrate our beliefs and choices. To learn about our similarities and differences is important to support our ethos.

How is RE taught?

At Parklands Primary, we want our pupils to learn about religion:

  • to develop a knowledge and understanding of religious beliefs and teachings
  • to explain meanings within religious language, story and symbolism
  • to develop a knowledge and understanding of religious practices and lifestyles

…and to learn from religion:

  • to reflect on aspects of human nature, identity, personality and experience especially in the light of one’s own beliefs and experiences
  • to identify and respond to questions about the nature, meaning and purpose of life
  • to give informed and considered responses to religious and moral issues

We do not promote religion or a particular religion: children learn about all major religions and – importantly – that some people choose to have no faith.

Parklands Community Primary School Long Term Curriculum Map 2018-2019 RE

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