Religious Education at Welbourne Primary Academy is taught to all pupils on roll in line with the legal requirements of the curriculum and in accordance with the local agreed syllabus for Cambridgeshire. The content of our curriculum shall reflect that religious traditions in Great Britain are in the main Christian, while taking account of the teaching and practises of other principle religions. In addition, the school is aware that many of our families describe themselves as non-religious. With this in mind, we recognise the variety of religious and non-religious backgrounds from which our pupils come. We are sensitive to the home background of each child and we welcome the diversity of their beliefs.
Our curriculum has been designed to ensure pupils acquire and develop knowledge and understanding of Christianity and the other principal religions represented in the United Kingdom. That they have the opportunity to develop an understanding of the influence of beliefs, values and traditions on individuals, communities, societies and cultures, from the local to the global and to develop the ability to make reasoned and informed judgements about religious and moral issues, with reference to the teachings of the principal religions represented in the UK.
Using the Cornerstones Curriculum as a foundation, teachers plan a sequence of lessons that give pupils the opportunity to engage with the new learning through discussion around a ‘big question’, develop their knowledge and skills, innovate through what they have learned and express their ideas and opinions respectfully. Pupils are able to show their learning in RE through written work, art and design and drama or role play.
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