Growing Greatness at Greenfields
Respect, Responsibility, Resilience, Collaboration, Aspiration
Subject Leader: Mrs Kim McCarthy
Our Religious Education Intent:
At Kippax Greenfield we deliver a rich R.E. curriculum, in line with our vision of Growing Greatness at Greenfield to give pupils an understanding, empathy and experience of the different views and faiths in our local and wider communities.
Our R.E. curriculum fosters inclusivity, mutual understanding, tolerance and critical thinking so that pupils better understand others and the world around them.
Our Great Greenfield Five values underpin the R.E. curriculum:
- Respect – this is essential for a productive and vibrant learning environment. We teach pupils to respect and be curious about the different faiths and beliefs we study.
- Resilience – we build upon previous knowledge to find common themes and well as differences between different religions and ideas.
- Responsibility – children take responsibility for their learning by marking their work, responding to feedback, and ensuring that their presentation meets high expectations.
- Collaboration – we make use of ambitious vocabulary and sentence stems, modelling discussion so that children can achieve even more by working together.
- Aspiration – we teach pupils that R.E develops them spiritually, morally, socially and culturally preparing them for future employment and lifelong learning.
Our Curriculum Implementation:
Our R.E curriculum is split into a 2-year rolling programme to cater for our mixed aged classes following the Leeds agreed syllabus.
Our R.E. curriculum gives pupils a broad understanding of Christianity, world faiths and non-religious beliefs and is built around three broad aims ensuring that all pupils:
- Investigate the beliefs and practices of religions and other world views;
- Investigate how religions and other world views address questions of meaning, purpose and value;
- Investigate how religions and other world views influence morality, identity and diversity.
Lessons are built around rigorous investigation of a key question and pupils are encouraged to make links between faiths and non-religious beliefs, explore common themes and celebrate the faiths and views within the classroom and the local community.