At Ebchester CE Primary School we aim to develop the religious literacy in all our children so that they can be actie and responsible members of our local, national and global communities. Our RE education provides challenging and proactive questions which allow our children to consider the ultimate means and purposes of life, beliefs about God and self, issues of right and wrong and what it means to be human. Our RE curriculum creates well-rounded, resilient and respectful children who are prepared to encounter life’s challenges in the wider world.
Our RE curriculum aims to develop a thorough theological understanding of Christianity and the Bible. By studying eight core themes of the Bible (God, Creation, Fall, People of God, Incarnation, Gospel, Salvation and Kingdom of God), our children will understand the importance of these themes in the Bible, the impact these have had on Christian communities, and they will make connections between these themes and their own experiences. They will be able to make clear links between Bible texts and core themes, how Christians show their beliefs in worship, and raise questions and suggest answers to the big ideas explored in the Bible.
Our RE curriculum also teaches our children about world faiths including Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism and Sikhism. When studying these religions, our children will be similarly equipped with the skills knowledge and understanding the core themes of the religions and how these themes have impacted the lives of worshippers. They will learn about the main themes of the religions including their perception of God, their holy book and their rites, rituals and festivals. whilst studying these, they will consider the links between other faiths, Christianity, and the beliefs of people with no faith. This religious literacy will allow our children to think critically and compassionately about others and develop an understanding of the different cultures they will encounter when they leave our school.
As a Church of England School, our desire for religious literacy is not confined to classroom lessons. Instead, we aim to provide children with opportunities to develop their compassion, friendship and respect for others in a variety of extracurricular activities. We encourage our children to be advocates for change by recognising and acting on inequalities. This fosters a sense of duty and service which is at the heart of the Anglican faith and it allows our children to consider their responsibilities and attitudes in relation to their community.
Progression of Learning
Click below to view our RE progression of learning documents for Year 1 to Year 6