At New Invention Junior School we follow the Walsall Agreed Syllabus for RE. The syllabus establishes what shall be taught in RE providing practical support and guidance about how to teach RE effectively. RE is described in terms of purpose, aims and programs of study for each age group. In describing progression in RE, the syllabus pictures how pupils will develop increasing understanding of wide areas of RE subject knowledge, and also how pupils can develop religious literacy, including the skills of:
RE makes significant contributions to pupils' ability to engage with ideas about British Values, such as tolerance and respect for people who hold varied beliefs and world views. The syllabus is a platform on which high standards and inspiring RE can be built for all our pupils. The curriculum is broad and balanced, Christianity is studied throughout key stage 2 alongside the other major world faiths represented in Great Britain (regarded as Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism)
Key stage 2 Programme of Study
The focus of RE for KS2 enables pupils to extend their knowledge and understanding of religions and world views, recognising their local, national and global contexts. They should be introduced to an extended range of sources and subject specific vocabulary. They should be encouraged to be curious and to ask increasingly challenging questions about religion, belief, values and human life. Pupils should learn to express their own ideas in response to the material they engage with, identifying relevant information, selecting examples and giving reasons to support their ideas and views.
The curriculum for religious education aims to ensure that all pupils:
Know about and understand religions and world views, so that they can:
Express ideas and insights into the significance of religion and world views, so they can:
Gain and deploy skills for engaging with religions and world views, so that they can:
Pupils will learn from at least three religions, studying Christianity in each year group and also Islam and Hinduism.
Breadth of Study
During Key stage 2 pupils should be taught the knowledge, skills and understanding through the following areas of study:
The Themes of Key Stage 2 RE
Experiences and opportunities