Religious Education at North Wootton Academy
At North Wootton, we believe that Religious Education is an integral part of our pastoral curriculum that aims to engage, inspire, challenge and encourage all pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to answer challenging questions, explore different religious beliefs, values and traditions that are followed in our multi-cultural society. We want them to know how religious education promotes tolerance and combats prejudice, producing positive citizens, preparing them for adult life, employment and life-long learning.
Our Religious Education curriculum is compliant with The Norfolk Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education 2012 whose three central aims reflect the school’s belief that :
- The curriculum should enable all children and young people to become successful learners who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve well
- The curriculum should enable all children and young people to become confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives
- The curriculum should enable all children and young people to become responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society
We follow the Discovery RE schemes of work which reflect the fact that the religious traditions in Great Britain are in the main Christian whilst covering Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism. Christianity is taught in every year group, with Christmas and Easter given fresh treatment each year, developing children’s learning in a progressive way. The scheme encourages discussion of the big questions in a safe enquiry space, enhances critical thinking and evaluation skills
Religious Education is taught within discrete weekly sessions focusing on one faith-based question each half term.
End of unit assessment pieces are used to enable the pupils to show both the knowledge and understanding gained through a unit of study. These form the basis of assessments recorded on the school’s electronic markbook.
Evidence of these tasks are also kept within our online work samples and will form the basis of moderation within the year.