At Barton Moss, we thrive to broaden the experiences that the children have and prepare them for a future of possibilities. Our curriculum is rooted in the skills of teamwork and collaborative learning, dramatic inquiry and problem solving which are fundamental skills for children to acquire for life in the twenty-first century. Our RE curriculum has been developed to ensure our children have the opportunity to be curious, ask questions and become inspired to find out more about the diverse world we live in. Learning and experiences ensure that our children are exposed to the world and different learning opportunities (Cultural Capital). We want our children to consider two big issues that are relevant in the world today. Through considering equality and diversity, the children will learn about some of the great male and female religious figures and their impact on the world. They will also learn about the environment in relation to RE and our role in protecting this.
At Barton Moss, we follow the Salford syllabus for RE. This comes partly from the ‘Non-Statutory National Framework for Religious Education’ and partly from decisions made by ‘Salford Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education’ (SACRE) about the content for specific religions and the relationships between these religions.
On the whole, RE is taught weekly, through a thematic approach, although there is some discrete learning of specific religions. A thematic example would be learning about sacred books, and the views of different religions regarding sacred books considered.
In the EYU, RE is integrated throughout the whole curriculum. In KS1, RE focuses on believing, story, celebrations, symbols and leaders and teachers and is taught through Christianity and Judaism, although festivals in other religions are also celebrated.
In KS2, Re focuses on beliefs and questions, teaching and authority, worship, pilgrimage and sacred places and inspirational people. This is done through the religions of Christianity, Hinduism and Islam but also considers Humanism and the people who share Humanist beliefs and values.