“Differences were not meant to divide, but enrich”
J H Oldham
At Dundale, the principle aim of Religious Education is to engage pupils in an enquiry approach where they can develop an understanding and appreciation for the expression of beliefs, cultural practices and the influences of world religions within local, national and global communities. RE offers our pupils valuable insights into the major world religions and the diverse beliefs and opinions held by people today. It supports our pupils with their own personal development, supporting an understanding of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural questions that may arise now and in the future. Religious Education provokes challenging questions about meaning and purpose helping pupils to understand the place of religion and belief in the modern world. Our pupils are taught RE in a way that ensures progression of skills, and follows a sequence to build on previous learning and concepts.
At Dundale, RE is planned and taught each week using the Plan Bee scheme of work, ensuring each major religion is covered and explored throughout each year group and key stage. Lessons are structured through teacher direction, discussions and hands-on experience using artefacts and resources, which then leads to a piece of work. This can be completed in a variety of ways, written explanation, a presentation using different types of media or a debate/discussion between the whole class or groups.
During the children’s learning journey at Dundale our intended impact of the RE curriculum is to ensure that children;
RE Curriculum Knowledge and Skills Progression (currently being updated)