Aims and ambitions
RE at Old Basford provokes challenging questions about meaning and purpose in life, beliefs about Gods, issues of right and wrong and what it means to be human. We educate our pupils, including SEND, through studying religions and world views with a clearly planned out curriculum that equips them with the skills to develop their own ideas, values and identity. Learning is accessible to all and is adapted to meet the needs of the children. Teaching of RE engages pupils in discussions, dialogues and debate which enables them to make their own conclusions and share their viewpoint with others clearly. Our children feel empowered to participate positively in our diverse society by reflecting on the impact of religions and worldviews on contemporary life. RE at Old Basford makes a key contribution to enabling pupils to consider British Values, including tolerance and respect for people who hold different faiths and worldviews.
Sequence and Progression
In EYFS, we teach RE through the Early Learning Goals of: Understanding of the World (Past and Present and People, culture and communities) and Personal, Social and Emotional Development (Building relationships) we teach this through 6 focused questions. (See RE Progression document)
We then follow the Agreed Syllabus for RE in Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire in Years 1 to Year 6. We have adapted the Agreed Syllabus in to the Old Basford Curriculum Progression map and have supplemented this with units of work on Sikhism to reflect our cultural capital and local area. The units are age appropriate and progressive from KS1 to KS2, the three main subject specific threads that bind the curriculum together are: Knowledge and Understanding, Expression and Communication and Gaining and Deploying their skills through discussion. At the beginning of each lesson, key concepts and subject specific vocabulary are revisited and built upon.
Children leave us ready to begin the KS3 units of the agreed syllabus.
RE Progression Map Document