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Religious Education

Welcome to the RE page of the curriculum.

At Elm hall we strive to make RE help the pupils and others within our school develop and maintain respect for others, challenge stereotypes and build understanding of other cultures and beliefs. These core factors allow us to promote positivity and inclusivity within our school environment and enables the pupils to identify, recognise and understand democratic values and human rights in the context of modern Britain.  Also within the curriculum opportunities have been given to promote British Values and tolerance of those with different beliefs.

Our Curriculum Aims

The Elm Hall RE curriculum aims to:

• provide a positive context within which the diversity of cultures, beliefs and values can be celebrated and explored provide opportunities to investigate patterns of diversity of religion and belief and forge links with different groups in the local area

• develop an understanding of the breadth of diversity of religion and belief in the UK and how this influences national life

• develop an understanding of matters of global significance recognising the diversity of religion and belief and its impact on world issues.

• provoke challenging questions about the meaning and purpose of life, beliefs, the self, issues of right and wrong, and what it means to be human. It develops pupils’ knowledge and understanding of Christianity, other principal religions, and religious traditions that examine these questions, fostering personal reflection and spiritual development

• encourages pupils to explore their own beliefs (whether they are religious or non-religious), in the light of what they learn, as they examine issues of religious belief and faith and how these impact on personal, institutional and social ethics, and to express their responses. This also builds resilience to anti-democratic or extremist narratives

• enables pupils to build their sense of identity and belonging, which helps them flourish within their communities and as citizens in a diverse society

• teaches pupils to develop respect for others, including people with different faiths and beliefs, and helps to challenge prejudice

• prompts pupils to consider their responsibilities to themselves and to others, and to explore how they might contribute to their communities and to wider society. It encourages empathy, generosity and compassion.

What do we learn?

The teaching and learning of RE is undertaken through various aspects or concepts linked to real life personal experiences as well as the teachings and beliefs of individual religions. Religions are compared and discussed to identify similar beliefs and discussions undertaken to develop understanding of differences, helping the pupils to recognise why differences occur.

As schooling progresses pupils build their understanding by embedding previous aspects taught associated to a given belief or religion before engaging in more detail around a specific feature, these include:

  • Special people
  • Special places
  • Special symbols
  • Special words and stories
  • Special ways of living
  • Special beliefs

Our Subject ambassadors

Yr 4 – Finley Wood

Yr 5 – Sophia Budd

Yr 5 – Spencer Dacey

Yr 6 – Zach Way

Yr 6 – Tristan Knights

Curriculum Documents


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