At Newton Primary School our vision is to develop children's skills of enquiry, reasoned argument and reflection.
In school, we follow the national guidance issued by the Derby City and Derbyshure Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education
2020–2025 for teaching our Religious Education.
Religious Education is one of our key drivers for our curriculum. We start with the enquiry question and look at the concepts for this unit of work. We actively encourage children to contribute their own questions, which we hope to answer within the units of work we are covering.
Religious education contributes dynamically to children and young people’s education in school by provoking challenging questions about; the meaning and purpose in life, beliefs about God, ultimate reality, issues of right and wrong and what it means to be human. Our world is enriched by a wide and profound diversity of cultures and beliefs. We as human beings are strengthened and empowered by learning from each other.
Engaging and stimulating religious education helps to nurture informed and resilient responses to misunderstanding, stereotyping and division. It offers a place of integrity and security within which difficult or ‘risky’ questions can be tackled within a safe but challenging context.
In R.E pupils discover, explore and consider different answers to these questions, in local, national and global contexts, through learning about and from religions and other world views. They learn to appraise the value of wisdom from different sources, to develop and express their insights in response, and to agree or disagree respectfully.
Teaching should equip pupils with knowledge and understanding of a range of religions and other world views, enabling them to develop their ideas, values and identities. It should develop in pupils an aptitude for dialogue so that they can participate positively in society with its diverse understanding of life from religious and other world views.