The Religious Education Curriculum at Drake Primary Academy aims to ensure children explore what people believe and what difference this makes to how they live. This means 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. 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.
Children in our school are prepared for RE learning throughout their everyday curriculum. As they learn alongside each other, they learn tolerance, kindness and sensitivity. Children are always encouraged to ask questions, articulate their ideas and listen to others’ opinions in a respectful manner
RE is taught for one hour a week in every class at Drake Academy Primary and will develop the skills below:
- Children can ask challenging questions about meaning and purpose in life, beliefs about God, ultimate reality, issues of right and wrong and what it means to be human.
- Children have knowledge about religions and beliefs in local, national and global contexts.
- Children can weigh up the value of wisdom from different sources.
- Children can agree or disagree respectfully.
- Children can articulate clearly and coherently their personal beliefs, ideas, values and experiences while respecting the right of others to differ.
- Children can develop their ideas, values and identities.
- Children can participate positively in our society, with its diverse religions and beliefs.
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. We encourage our pupils to ask questions about the world and to reflect on their own beliefs, values and experiences. Children complete a pre and post assessment question on the unit of RE that they have been learning.
We use the SACRE planning Agreed Syllabus to inform the RE curriculum.
Lessons are adapted to enable all pupils to access their learning, including pupils with SEND.