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 the Somerset syllabus for teaching RE.
This is the Awareness Mystery Value scheme (AMV).
These set out units of learning which are carried out each half term.
Lessons are taught weekly for about 30 minutes to 1 hour. Lesson plans are provided and sequencing must be followed within each year group, however teachers may adaps plans to suit the needs and abilities of their cohort.
We want our pupils to develop a curiosity and respect for the world around them, which includes our school value respect as well as British values of tolerance and individual liberty. We want our children to demonstrate these values within lessons as well as throughout their everyday school experience.
We expect pupils to develop a clear and coherent understanding of the main faiths which include acts of worship, special and holy books, religious events and celebrations and holy places. We expect pupils to know and remember key expectations of these faiths as well as an understanding of world views and those with no faiths.
Monitoring of this impact will be carried out using the following tools.
- Book looks
- Observing lessons
- Pupil voice
- Teaching reviews
- Reports to governors