The curriculum aim for RE is to ensure that all pupils:
Intack Primary School ensures its pupils can achieve this by following the Blackburn with Darwen agreed syllabus for RE, which has a set scheme of work. The syllabus states, “The principal aim of RE is to engage pupils in systematic enquiry into significant human questions which religion and worldviews address, so that they can develop the understanding and skills needed to appreciate and appraise varied responses to these questions, as well as develop responses of their own.”
This agreed syllabus allows for children to gain a deeper understanding of Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism and Humanism. This understanding is developed through three strands of questioning – Believing, Expressing and Living. Each unit builds on prior learning and develops new skills.
Discussions are highly encouraged during lessons, drawing on pupils’ experiences and beliefs, with SMSC links within each lesson. Children are made to feel confident to discuss their own religious experiences without prejudice. Our school has developed close links with key representatives from each religion, who will visit the children and help extend their learning.