At Martock Primary School, we believe that our RE curriculum enables our children to engage respectfully with wider religions, learning vital skills of respect, kindness, collaboration, compassion and empathy.
We believe that the RE curriculum in our school should engage, inspire and challenge pupils to develop a curiosity and understanding of the different religions in the world around them. As a church of England Primary, we take our key area of learning as Christianity, as well as exploring other faiths and world views with the same curiosity and respect.
Our learners are encouraged to make connections about faiths and world views, learning the vital skills of respect, kindness, collaboration, compassion and empathy. We believe that RE allows children to learn tolerance and appreciate the potential and variety that our world holds.
RE should provide opportunities for children to learn to debate and question, using texts, scriptures, art, drama, music, visitors and trips.
At Martock Primary School, we use Understanding Christianity and Discovery RE. We follow these schemes to fascilitate our learners with a broad knowledge of world religions, by the time they leave Martock Primary School. Our RE long term plan sets out our units of learning, which are carried out each half term. We have aligned our units to coincide with key Christian events, such as, Christmas and Easter to further develop the children’s understanding and curiosity and support our Christian distinctiveness as a school.