RE at Upton Primary School
The principle aim of RE is to engage pupils in systematic enquiry into significant human questions which religion and world views address, so that they can develop the understanding and skills needed to appreciate and appraise varied responses to these questions, as well as develop responses of their own.
We follow the SACRE scheme of work, which has been created by RE today. It helps children explore big questions in life, to find out what people believe and what differences this makes to how they live. This helps children make sense of religion and reflect on their own ideas and ways of living.
The scheme has three separate strands – believing, expressing and living.
This allows children to learn and understand what it is like to describe, explain and analysis beliefs and practices, recognising the diversity which exists within and between communities and amongst individuals. Children are given opportunity to express reasonably their ideas about how beliefs, practices and forms of expression influence individuals and communities. Children gain and deploy the skills needed to engage seriously with religions and worldviews, so they can articulate beliefs, values and commitments clearly in order to explain why they may be important in their own and other people’s lives.
Please click here for a copy of our long term plan.