At Worple our aim through the RE curriculum is:
- To teach children the importance of mutual respect and tolerance in a diverse society
- To help children develop their knowledge of religions and world views
- To promote an understanding of shared views and an acceptance of beliefs different from their own
- To foster and strengthen children’s capacity for making moral judgements to ensure they are able to make positive and healthy choices
At Worple our RE curriculum is based on the Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education for the London Borough of Hounslow, Widening Horizons but is taught through the scheme Discovery RE. This allows us to teach a curriculum that reflects the richness and diversity of our local community and the aims and values of our school.
Teaching is based on Key Questions from the Discovery RE scheme. Content is then created from a range of sources including the resources from Discovery RE and Curriculum Maestro, our cross- curricular scheme of work.
We also value the vital links that we can make with our local community to teach RE in a personal and meaningful way, through visitors and trips to places of worship. Our children are also amazing sources of information and enthusiasm about their beliefs and practices and we value and encourage their contributions.
At Worple we want our children to leave with an understanding and empathy of the beliefs and practices of others around them and the wider world, making links between these and their own lives. Through their learning:
- Children will have a stronger awareness of the world around them and will be mindful of the beliefs of others
- Children will feel they are valued as individuals and that their beliefs are valued and celebrated
- Children will feel safe to learn new things and share their beliefs with others in an accepting environment
- Children will leave the school with a sense of belonging to a tightly knit community where they have the confidence and skills to make decisions, self-evaluate, make connections and become lifelong learners