RE Curriculum Hoyland common primary school

Intent - Knowledge, Skills and The National Curriculum

Our approach to the RE curriculum ensures that it is taught discretely outside of topic time. The RE curriculum has been developed and enhanced from the National Curriculum and the Barnsley Agreed Syllabus, which ensures that children learn about a variety of religions throughout their time at HCPS. Our progressive curriculum supports the progression of knowledge and skills a child should learn and how children revisit knowledge and skills to ensure depth and rigour over time.

RE in school provides a balance of opportunities for children to learn about and learn from religion. We believe that learning from religion provides huge scope for developing children’s spirituality, understanding of the world and it's diverse communities.

We are continuing to develop our links with our local community church - St Peter's Hoyland. Father Richard is a regular visitor in school for assemblies and special occasions. We also visit St Peter's for Christian festivals including Christingle.

Implementation - Accelerated Learning

The Accelerated Learning Cycle, based on the work of Alastair Smith, is applied in all lessons. It stems from the idea of a supportive and challenging learning environment. The cycle has active engagement through multi-sensory learning, encourages the demonstrating understanding of learning in a variety of ways and the consolidation of knowing.

Within a sequence of RE lesson children would be given chance to explore religions through 6 key questions to ensure continuity and progression in each year group. The questions are designed to guide and shape pupils learning in RE across the years of schooling. Pupils begin by handling the key questions very simply, moving on to learn about and respond to religious objects and ideas, to describe for themselves, to analyse information, and increasingly to develop the ability to draw thoughtful and balanced conclusions.

It is important that children 'know more and remember more' about each religion and can articulate what they know confidently to others.

Impact - Summative & Formative Assessment

Formative assessment is ongoing throughout each lesson. It judges progress and enables teachers to make flexible adaptions to their planned teaching.

Through this regular ongoing assessment, tasks are matched to the ability of each child through differentiated activities or adult support, providing a level of challenge that is stimulating for pupils and questioning skills.

Our Progressive Skills Curriculum
R.E - Progressive Curriculum Document Example


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