At Glenleigh Park we have designed, using the East Sussex materials, a broad and interesting curriculum for Religious Education (RE) that aims to help children explore what people believe and what difference this makes to how they live. The curriculum is intended to enable children to gain the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to handle questions raised by religion and belief as well as reflecting on their own ideas and ways of living. It provides our children with a range of opportunities to understand, investigate and develop a clear knowledge of a range of world religions. Pupils are encouraged to be respectful of the beliefs of others through gaining understanding of religious beliefs and practices that may be different to their own.
Our RE curriculum provides children with the opportunity to:
- explore and develop their understanding of religious groups
- be tolerant and respectful of each other’s beliefs
- understand how different religious and non-religious groups have a range of similarities and differences to the way they practice their beliefs.
Our RE curriculum is taught through three key concepts which children return to in each of the units that they are taught. These concepts under pin the teaching and allow children to explore key themes across each religion studied.
Our RE concepts are:
- Making sense of belief
- Understanding the impact
- Making connections