The Lincoln Diocesan Board of Education understands the driving purpose of RE in schools and academies to be the development of secure religious and theological literacy so that our pupils are able to hold informed and balanced conversations about religions and beliefs.
The children will be learn about Christianity, Hinduism and Islam.
At Tattershall Primary School, we are required to follow the Lincolnshire locally agreed syllabus for Religious Education (2018-2022). This syllabus aims to help children and young people develop their religious knowledge so that they can make connections between different worldviews and religious beliefs, avoid stereotyping and contribute to society as informed, tolerant individuals.
Tattershall Primary School intends to make Religious Education lessons engaging and fun with creative learning and cross-curricular activities. Our broad and cohesively planned curriculum aims to encourage our children to develop an assured level of religious knowledge and understanding so that they can be accepting and respectful of other religions and worldviews.
Our RE curriculum is strongly connected through many ‘golden threads’ and the concepts of believing, living and thinking. Key areas of learning are revisited frequently and links are made within and between topics, religions, worldviews and denominations.
RE is taught directly with one-hour weekly lessons. Religious Education is a statutory subject of the curriculum for all pupils in each year group, including the Early Years Foundation Stage. All children will receive RE lessons in school unless parents/carers formally withdraw their own children.
In the Early Years, children are taught RE indirectly as and when different religious festivals and celebrations occur. These lessons are interwoven into the curriculum, so they are relatable and relevant to the children as they happen throughout the year.
At Tattershall Primary School, we have used the Lincolnshire locally agreed syllabus to develop a spiral and sequential curriculum that ensures a clear progression of skills for each year group. This is to help children build on and develop their knowledge each year. We are required to teach the children about Christianity, Hinduism and Islam, alongside a range of other religions and worldviews. To support children with their ‘sticky knowledge’, there are frequent chances to review their learning at the end of every unit.
Enrichment opportunities are used to support children’s learning in Religious Education as well as build relationships within the wider community. For example, we have visited the local church and mosque.
For full information about our RE Curriculum (including curriculum design, Knowledge Organisers and assessment procedures) please look at our Curriculum Handbook (Non-Core) here.
Through our engaging and broad RE curriculum, children at Tattershall Primary school will be curious, knowledgeable and happy lifelong learners. They will grow into young adults, who challenge racism and religious prejudice; promote religious diversity and create a community filled with love and kindness. As a school family, we are enthusiastic about cultivating a strong and inclusive community that works together to support those in need.