‘the opportunity to:
The syllabus states that religion should take up 5% of curriculum time in any one academic year. Collective worship is not included in this time allocation. Commitment, fairness, respect, self-understanding, enquiry and openness are the qualities that will be fostered though Religious Education.
The two attainment targets for Religious Education are as below:
(Knowledge and Understanding of Religion)
Pupils learn about the beliefs, teachings and practices of religion. They learn about the ‘nature’ and demands of ultimate questions and about the nature of a faith response.
This includes the ability to:
(Reflection on Meaning)
Learning from religion is what pupils learn from their studies about themselves. This includes the ability to:
RE is part of the curriculum for all schools as set out in the 1996 Education Act and in the Schools Standards and Framework Act and must be taught to all pupils, however, parents do have the right to withdraw their child from all or part of RE. This is done in consultation with the Headteacher so that agreement can be reached as to how the withdrawal can best be managed. Appropriate work should be provided by the parents/ carers. In accordance with the Cornwall Agreed Syllabus 2014 R.E. should be taught for 36 hours per year at KS1 and 45 hours at KS2.
Pupils will encounter religions and worldviews through special people, books, times, places and objects and by visiting places of worship. They will listen to and talk about stories. They will be introduced to subject specific words and use all of their senses to explore beliefs, practices and forms of expression. They will ask questions and reflect upon their own feelings and experiences. They will use their imagination and curiosity to develop their appreciation of and wonder at the world in which they live.
Through the year they will achieve this through the celebration and experience of festivals and celebrations:
They will also celebrate two Cornish festivals e.g. St Piran’s Day, Obby ‘Oss or local Saint’s days to enable pupils to recognise key themes of human experience within their own lives and the lives around them.
In addition they will be read stories from both the New Testament and the Old Testament.