Our Intent in Religious Education
Our curriculum approach to Religious Education reflects our vision statement to develop confident, inquisitive and independent learners – in particular, we are keen for pupils to discover their own passion for learning about different religions and beliefs. At KEPS, we provide opportunities for children to acquire and develop knowledge and understanding of Christianity and other principal religions and beliefs. We aim for all children to develop respect, sensitivity and understanding when encountering people from different faiths and beliefs. We want to enable our children to share their own views, ideas and experiences with confidence, in a variety of ways. Opportunities are planned for reflection to enable the children to develop their ability to see the world through the eyes of others. We also intend to develop self-worth, enabling children to reflect on their uniqueness as human beings, to share their feelings and emotions with others and to appreciate the importance of forming relationships. At KEPS we want all children to be given the chance to reflect upon and develop their own spirituality enabling them to take interest and delight in the world around them.
Our Implementation of Religious Education
Religious Education will be taught weekly, or in blocked sessions, and the school uses the Somerset agreed syllabus, ‘Awareness, Mystery and Value’. In Key Stage 1, Christianity and Judaism are the principal religions studied and in Key Stage 2 Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism and Islam. RE will be linked to other areas of the curriculum where it enriches the children’s learning experiences for example through cooking Challah loaves and using food as an artefact or teaching through stories, puppets, ‘Godly play’ and drama. At KEPS, children are also given opportunities to revisit key concepts and themes in assemblies.
Our over-view showing which units are taught when can be found below, along with a break down of the objectives covered in each unit, and the progression of key skills across our curriculum.