At Valentine Primary School our RE curriculum is designed to engage and spur the curiosity of each individual, inspiring them to explore and ask questions within a supportive environment. Their learning will equip children with the confidence, knowledge and skills necessary in order to meet the aims and objectives of the Living Difference syllabus whilst nurturing their growth and aspiration to become respectful, tolerant members of the local and wider community.
We believe that it is of great importance that our children learn about religion and a range of cultures and beliefs in order to help them better understand the world and people around them - thus being empathetic to different religious practices. Our curriculum focuses on religions which are commonly followed within the United Kingdom: Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism and Islam.
We teach through a cycle of enquiry: communicate, apply, inquire, contextualise and evaluate to explore words/concepts at a deeper level.
End of Key Stage Expectations:
By the end of EYFS, children will engage with and study aspects of what it means to live life within religious traditions. They will reflect on special times or events with family and friends. They will know some similarities and differences between different religious and cultural communities in this country, drawing on their experiences and what has been read in class.
By the end of KS1, children will continue to engage with and study aspects of what it means to live life within religious traditions. Children will describe, discuss and compare how a range of religious concepts relate to their own lives and the lives of others.
By the end of KS2, children begin to explore concepts/ words that are shared across many faith narratives and develop a more mature understanding of different religious traditions. They can explain and communicate their own responses to the concepts studied.
If you have any questions regarding the curriculum we teach please contact the school directly