As a Church of England school, we ensure that RE development is at the heart of our loving community of life-long learners. We recognise that RE also makes a significant contribution to spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and to community cohesion. By providing the space for discussion of challenging moral and philosophical issues it can also play a part in the prevention of extremism. Our RE curriculum, which is closely aligned to both the Diocesan Syllabus and the Bradford Agreed Syllabus, provides learners with the opportunity to explore the commonalities and differences between and within faiths and other world views as well as developing an understanding of their own beliefs and those of others. In RE pupils learn about and from religions and worldviews in local, national and global contexts to discover, explore and consider different answers to these
questions. They learn to weigh up the value of wisdom from different sources, to develop and express their insights in response and to agree or disagree respectfully. RE enables pupils to understand and explain the human values which are shared between religious and other worldviews. The RE curriculum is carefully designed to provide learners with the knowledge, skills and understanding they need prepare them for life and work in modern Britain and to show an informed and respectful attitude to religions and non-religious worldviews in their search for God and meaning. We believe that it is important that teachers and pupils understand the major contribution that the subject makes to children and young people’s personal development and citizenship. RE enables pupils to understand their place in a diverse society where people have differing ways of seeing and appreciating the world. Through exploration of their own beliefs and values and study of those of others, pupils learn respect for a range of religious and cultural views and are therefore able to play an active role in developing a cohesive and compassionate society.
All learners at East Morton CE Primary take part in all aspects of our curriculum; our RE curriculum aims to make a difference in each learner’s life by providing opportunities for discussion and to meet people and visit places that they would not have outside of school. Where required, lessons and resources are adapted to ensure that all learners are included and can access the whole RE curriculum.
For full details of how RE is taught at East Morton CE Primary, please read our Curriculum Learning Guide: