Religious Education

‘We are all different, which is great because we are all unique. Without diversity, life would be boring!’ – Catherine Pulsifer

 

At Boundary Primary School, we believe that it is vital for all our pupils to learn from and about religion, so that they can understand the world around them. Through Religious Education, pupils develop their knowledge of the world faiths, and their understanding and awareness of the beliefs, values and traditions of other individuals, societies, communities and cultures. We encourage that all pupils will be curious in order to gain a better understanding about the world and to reflect on their own beliefs, values and experiences; this will enable our children to understand the importance of tolerance and will help build them of good character. Through the teaching of Religious Education, our curriculum is enhanced further with trips to places of worship in our local area and for visitors to come and share their personal experience of following a particular religion.

We follow The Lancashire Agreed Syllabus as a basis for our curriculum.

For a detailed understanding of the Intent, Implementation and Impact of the teaching of Religious Education at Boundary, please click the boxes below.

Intent

For all children to have a broad knowledge of key religions in UK:

  • Christianity
  • Islam
  • Hinduism
  • Judaism
  • Buddhism
  • Sikhism
  • To have a clear vision and purpose of what is being taught and why
  • To follow the Lancashire Agreed Syllabus
  • For teachers to be clear on content of lessons
  • For children to have the opportunity to reflect and questions topics covered in each religion
  • For children to display understanding, tolerance and values; that are linked with the school’s characteristics
  • To be able to develop vocabulary linked to regions and spirituality
  • To be able to have a range of wider opportunities where visitors can come in and children visit key religious places
Implementation
  • For all lessons to build on knowledge, skills and understanding from previous lessons and prior learning in earlier year groups.
  • For lessons to be structures so it demonstrates a coherent progression across the teachings of religions
  • To use the support materials given to staff from the Lancashire Agreed Syllabus
  • To be able to have a good understanding of knowledge and skills to have a focus in each unit of study
  • A cycle of lessons for each subject, which carefully plans for progression and depth
  • For children to access and use relevant and appropriate subject vocabulary that links to a particular religion
  • For children to be able to understand and apply principles of what they have learnt
  • To be able to plan and resource lessons to a high standard
  • To use assessment for learning to aid follow up or challenge tasks at the end of a lesson/beginning of next lesson
  • For trips and visiting experts who will enhance the learning experience
  • Giving the children an opportunity to foster the 4 main strands of teaching through the syllabus: Shared Human Experience, Living Religious Traditions, Beliefs and Values and Search for Personal Meaning
Impact
  • Teachers will be able to reflect on standards achieved against the planed outcomes
  • Children will have fostered an enjoyment of Religious Education
  • Children’s work to show clear progression shown in their work across all year groups
  • A celebration of learning for key religious festivals
  • For children to have built on their long term memory
  • Children will be able to demonstrate that they have a good knowledge and understanding of studies of regions
  • For children to use and understand the key vocabulary in lessons
  • Children will have a love of learning about different religions and have an awareness of the key religions followed in Great Britain
  • Children will be able to grasp the similarities and differences between different religions
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Intent, Impact and Implementation in Full

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Key Curriculum Questions Across The School

Progression in Skills

Trust thy neighbour

Trust thy neighbour

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