Religious Education

Essential Characteristics of religiously literate pupils

  • An outstanding level of religious understanding and knowledge.
  • A thorough engagement with a range of ultimate questions about the meaning of the significance of existence.
  • The ability to ask significant and highly reflective questions about religion and demonstrate an excellent understanding of issues related to the nature, truth and value of religion.
  • A strong understanding of how the beliefs, values practices and ways of life within any religion cohere together.
  • Exceptional independence; the ability to think for themselves and take the initiative in, for example, asking questions, carrying out investigations, evaluating ideas and working constructively with others.
  • Significant levels of originality, imagination or creativity, which are shown in their responses to their learning in RE.
  • The ability to link the study of religion and belief to personal reflections on meaning and purpose.
  • A wide knowledge and deep understanding across a wide range of religions and beliefs.

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It is a legal requirement for pupils to have opportunities to learn about the principal religions in the UK. All pupils are therefore entitled to receive Religious Education (RE) and it forms part of the spiritual, moral and cultural education in the school.

RE has equal status with all the subjects of the National Curriculum and the syllabus that the school delivers is the 2013 Agreed Syllabus for Cambridgeshire Schools. This specifies the statutory core units of study (CU), for each key stage and the minimum number of School–Designed Units (SDU’s).

The core and additional units of work are based on the “Community of Enquiry” approach to teaching and learning. This is where a key question is explored through a number of smaller questions over a series of lessons. 

December 18th R.E. Day Creating Character: Respect, Resilience and Responsibility
The whole school met for collective worship. There was plenty of time to reflect during the day in a class workshop with John Hardwick and in the beautiful 'Inspire Prayer Space'. 
'My favourite part of the day was when we went to the Prayer Space because it was very calm and fun.'
'I enjoyed it when John juggled and when we learned about the poem.'
'I learned some things that I didn't know, like that everyone is as important as everybody else.'
'I learned what resilience meant'. 
'I enjoyed it because of the Prayer Space. It was very relaxing and more than I could ever imagine. I hope that next year we will have an R.E. day just as good!.
Exploring and talking about creation Year 1
Creation; 'Our wonderful world' 
Year 3 found a rainbow of colours in the school grounds to stick to their 'paint palettes'.
Reception Class have been learning what it means to belong to a group.