Watermill School, Turnhurst Road,

Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST6 6JZ

School Tel: (01782) 883737   INSPIRE Tel: (01782) 883777

Executive Headteacher: Mr J May

Religious Education

Curriculum Statement

The importance of being a responsible and caring member of the community is reflected in the new Religious Education Curriculum. The aim of the new curriculum is to allow children a multitude of opportunities to explore, relate and apply their knowledge of the 6 main world religions. The curriculum has been created using a range of resources from Stoke Agreed Syllabus, Understanding Christianity and National Association of Teachers of Religious Education. The new curriculum covers Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Sikhism and Buddhism. The breadth of coverage is designed to foster understanding and respect. The pupils will learn to be accepting of others beliefs and how to accept and embrace people with different faiths, cultures and views. The scheme has been written with an emphasis on Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural content allowing pupils to grasp religious ideas, religious literacy and their own spiritual enquiry in a holistic way. The curriculum is a questions based curriculum which starts with simple exploratory questions such as, ‘What happens in a church?’ Before leading on to more complex questions that require children to harness their critical thinking skills questions such as, ‘How do Hindus respond to the natural world?’ In order to make the curriculum bespoke and inclusive to all of our pupils needs the teaching staff decided a ‘floor book’ would be the best way to assess and record children’s work as it is responsive to the children and builds up both a qualitative and quantitate picture of their learning.

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Curriculum Statement

The importance of being a responsible and caring member of the community is reflected in the new Religious Education Curriculum. The aim of the new curriculum is to allow children a multitude of opportunities to explore, relate and apply their knowledge of the 6 main world religions. The curriculum has been created using a range of resources from Stoke Agreed Syllabus, Understanding Christianity and National Association of Teachers of Religious Education. The new curriculum covers Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Sikhism and Buddhism. The breadth of coverage is designed to foster understanding and respect. The pupils will learn to be accepting of others beliefs and how to accept and embrace people with different faiths, cultures and views. The scheme has been written with an emphasis on Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural content allowing pupils to grasp religious ideas, religious literacy and their own spiritual enquiry in a holistic way. The curriculum is a questions based curriculum which starts with simple exploratory questions such as, ‘What happens in a church?’ Before leading on to more complex questions that require children to harness their critical thinking skills questions such as, ‘How do Hindus respond to the natural world?’ In order to make the curriculum bespoke and inclusive to all of our pupils needs the teaching staff decided a ‘floor book’ would be the best way to assess and record children’s work as it is responsive to the children and builds up both a qualitative and quantitate picture of their learning.