At Foxhole Learning Academy, our RE lessons are intended to offer a broad and rich RE curriculum and to allow for a variety of ways to explore different religions as well as the children’s own community, personal development and wellbeing. The children will know about and understand a range of religions and world views, as well as understanding the relevance of RE in today’s world and how it affects our lives. All this will be achieved through high quality lessons that provide the opportunity for children to identify, investigate and respond to different themes as well as have scope for cross-curricular learning.
“The principal aim of religious education is to explore what people believe and what difference this makes to how they live, so that pupils can gain the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to handle questions raised by religion and belief, reflecting on their own ideas and ways of living.”
Cornwall Agreed Syllabus 2020-2025
We use the Cornwall Agreed Syllabus 2020-2025 which is enquiry led and shows clear progression throughout the school as well as being accessible to all.
In Reception, children cover Christianity and a range of other faiths, as part of their growing understanding of people, culture and communities. Children in KS1 cover the religious traditions of Christians, Jews and Muslims and children in KS2 cover the religious traditions of Christians, Hindus, Jews and Muslims. We use the Understanding Christianity resource and the syllabus schemes of work to support teaching and learning.
There is a daily act of collective worship which is a variety of whole school, key stage and class.
The impact of using the Cornwall Agreed Syllabus 2020-2025 for our RE curriculum will be that all children have a better understanding of the different religions and how they can learn from and work alongside each other to create community cohesion. This will be seen through children using the correct vocabulary to be able to give explanations and respectful opinions and through a range of cross-curricular evidence including art work, craft and drama. All teachers and children will enjoy the experience of teaching and learning RE and understand how it can help them in their future.