Religious education has a unique place in the school curriculum. It is taught implicitly and explicitly with other curriculum subjects and is the only curriculum subject where the syllabus is decided at a local level.
Here at Yorkley Primary School, we believe that religious education develops the knowledge and understanding of, and the ability to respond to, Christianity, other principal world religions, other religious traditions and world views.
The principal aim of religious education in Gloucestershire is….. ‘to engage pupils with key questions arising from the study of religion so as to promote their spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development.’
Link with SMSC
The Gloucestershire Syllabus ensures a balance in R.E. learning. It is divided into two parts:-
Attainment Target 1 – Learning about religion
Pupils should develop knowledge and understanding of religious beliefs, teachings, sources, practices, ways of life and forms of expression.
To do this pupils should be able to: describe, identify, explain, interpret, analyse, use specialist vocabulary and identify and develop understanding of ultimate questions and ethical issues.
Attainment Target 2 – Learning from religion
Pupils should be able to express responses and insights in light of their learning about religion.
To do this pupils should be able to: reflect, express, empathise, apply, interpret and evaluate in relation to questions of identity, belonging, meaning, purpose, values , truth and commitments.
Click on the link below to see our RE plans for the year:
For more detail of RE teaching and learning in Gloucestershire please access the links below.
In 2016 Gloucestershire will be issuing a new Curriculum for RE