"Learning Together with Hope. Aspiring to be Agents of Change"
Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people..."
RE at Gunness and Burringham Primary School is given a high priority, we follow the Church of England's Statement of Entitlement and provide "clear expectations that we provide sequential learning about a range of religions and worldviews"
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At Gunness and Burringham our Religious Education curriculum is underpinned by our school vision and values. We aim to provide a Religious Education curriculum that is inspiring and creative, allowing all children to reach their full potential. As a Church of England school, we recognise the core place that RE occupies as part of a broad and balanced curriculum and its foundation in a strong and inclusive community. We recognise the variety of religious and non-religious backgrounds that make up our school community and embrace this variety in the spirit of Christian welcome. We believe that it is important for children to learn about a range of faiths. We aim for children to become religiously literate and have the ability to hold balanced conversations about different beliefs and world views. We aim to provide children with the opportunity to ask 'big questions' and express their own thoughts and opinions.
We follow the Church of England's Education Offices view that Religious Education needs to provide a balance between three different disciplines; Theology, Philosophy and Human and Social Science. We teach RE in accordance with the Lincolnshire Agreed Syllabus with the materials from the Diocese of Lincoln used to support lesson planning and delivery.
Children within Foundation Stage will be introduced to the concept of "self identity" and will investigate special places, special books, special people and our special world. A key focus will be given on speaking, listening and responding and will ensure the early development of religious literacy.
Children within Key Stage One will be introduced to Christianity and Islam and will start to embark in a journey of living, thinking and believing linked to the religion.
Children within Key Stage Two will continue the journey of Christianity and Islam and will be introduced to a third religion; Hinduism.
The living, thinking and believing concept will continue, enabling children to be confident, articulate members of society with tolerance and respect for different world faiths.
The children at Gunness and Burringham will transition with a secure understanding of the religious and non-religious worldviews studied. They will be confident to ask and answer challenging questions showing respect and understanding of different religions and beliefs.
Preparing for Easter
During the period of Lent we will be reflecting on Jesus' suffering and preparing for Easter. Our whole school Easter tree will be used to show the key themes of Lent. The themes that we will be exploring are:
At the end of each collective worship we will add a picture to our Easter tree and reflect on our learning.