At New Moston Primary, the purpose of our RE curriculum is captured in the main principle of the Manchester Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education September 2022. This new syllabus is new and updated to ensure the teaching of RE is current and engaging for children.
We encourage children to take in to account other people’s views and help them be prepared to listen, discuss and disagree respectfully. We want children to explore their own identities, values and beliefs whilst still enabling them to be interested in other peoples. We encourage pupils to understand and empathise with people who are different, as well as those who are similar, challenging stereotypes to help pupils become more compassionate individuals.
The curriculum for RE aims to ensure that all pupils:
- Become democratic citizens by engaging with ideas in thoughtful and reflective ways
- Know about and understand a range of religions and worldviews
- Express ideas and insights about the nature, significance and impact of religions and worldviews
- Gain and deploy the skills needed to engage seriously with religions and worldviews
At our School, these skills are embedded within the R.E curriculum and are developed over time. We are committed to ensuring that children are able to recognise the importance of religions and worldviews and that they are able to use their knowledge confidently to express their own ideas and opinions in lots of religious topics and enquiry-based questions. Children are exposed to the key religions within the syllabus and each year their knowledge of both religions and non-religions expands and deepens. We want our learners to enjoy R.E, to be creative and express themselves with spiritual and religious ideas. We use a range of tools to teach and showcase our learning. We hold whole school celebrations to help with children's understanding of religions such as 'Eid celebration week'.
Through an enquiry based approach, by the end of KS2 it is expected that our children will be well prepared for their next stage of education, developed well as global citizens, know different ways of life and have empathy, acceptance and understanding of different religions and non-religions around the world. They will have a clearer understanding of their own identities, values and beliefs.