RELIGIOUS EDUCATION INTENT STATEMENT
At Borrow Wood Primary School, Religious Education explores the big questions about life in order to find out what people believe and what difference this makes to how they live so that we can make sense of religion and worldviews; reflecting and expressing our own ideas and ways of living. Children are taught about different religions, faiths and cultures and are encouraged to develop an understanding and respect for each one. Through this subject we aim to enhance the children's spiritual, moral, cultural and social development.
The Derbyshire and Derby City Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education 2020-25 and in turn, Borrow Wood Primary School will aim to do this by:
Knowing and understanding a range of religions and world views, so our children can:
- Describe, explain and analyse beliefs and practices
- Recognise the diversity within communities and amongst individuals
- Identify, investigate and respond to questions posed, and responses, offered by some of the sources of wisdom found in religions and worldviews
- Appreciate and appraise the nature, significance and impact of different ways of life and ways of expressing meaning.
Expressing ideas and insights about the nature, significance and impact of religions and worldviews, so our children can:
- Explain their own ideas about how beliefs, practices and forms of expression influence individuals and communities
- Express their own personal reflections and critical responses to questions and teachings about identity, diversity, meaning and value
- Appreciate and appraise varied dimensions of religion.
Gaining and deploying the skills needed to engage seriously with religions and worldviews, so our children can:
- Find out about and investigate key concepts and questions of belonging, meaning, purpose and truth, responding creatively
- Enquire into what enables different individuals and communities to live together respectfully
- Articulate beliefs, values and commitments clearly in order to explain why they may be important in their own and other people’s lives.
We are committed to providing our children with an exciting and positive learning environment, in which they have the opportunity to develop their knowledge and understanding of religions while contributing to their spiritual, moral social and cultural development.
Interfaith week takes place during the Autumn Term and this year it provided a valuable chance for pupils to hear speakers from a number of different religions and belief systems.