Religious Education

Religious Education Statement of Intent

At Boreham Primary School, we believe that it is vital for all our pupils to learn from and about religion, so that they can understand the world around them. Through Religious Education, pupils develop their knowledge of the world faiths, and their understanding and awareness of the beliefs, values and traditions of other individuals, societies, communities and cultures. They learn to appreciate the way that religious beliefs shape life and our behaviour, develop the ability to make reasoned and informed judgements about religious and moral issues and enhance their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. We encourage our pupils to ask questions about the world and to reflect on their own beliefs, values and experiences.

At Boreham Primary School we follow Norfolk SACRE agreed syllabus for religious education.

Aims and Impact

The Religious Education curriculum at Boreham Primary School aims to:

 Develop children's conceptual understanding of religion, religious beliefs and practices – in order that they can begin to engage in informed reflection and discussion about religions and religion.

 Develop an informed appreciation of religions among all children – in order that they can explore religions with openness, interest and enjoyment.

 Teach children to value religious and cultural diversity – in order to enhance their social and cultural development and to contribute to a more just and civil society.

 Enable children to create meaning from their knowledge and understanding of religions– in order to enhance their spiritual and moral development.

 Develop children's awareness of the richness of religions and their contributions to society and culture – in order that they can make increasingly mature judgements about the world in which they live.

 Teach children to recognise commonality and difference within and between religions – in order to develop respect, openness and curiosity.

 Sensitively develop children's understanding of the significance of religious commitment and practice in the lives of individuals – in order that they might develop respect for individuals and their right to hold beliefs that are different from their own.

The impact of this learning is that the children are able to make links between their own lives and those of others in their community and in the wider world. R.E. offers our children the means by which to understand how other people choose to live and to understand why they choose to live in that way.

Further Information

For further information about our Religious Education curriculum, please click on the links below:

Religious Education Overview

Religious Education Progression

Religious Education Policy - This policy is currently being updated