RE at North Wootton Academy
At North Wootton, we believe that Religious Education is an integral part of our pastoral curriculum that aims to engage, inspire, challenge and encourage all pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to answer challenging questions, explore different religious beliefs, values and traditions that are followed in our multi-cultural society. We want pupils to know how religious education promotes tolerance and combats prejudice, producing positive citizens, preparing them for adult life, employment and life-long learning.
Our Religious Education curriculum is compliant with The Norfolk Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education 2012 whose three central aims reflect the school’s belief that:
The curriculum should enable all children and young people to become successful learners who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve well
The curriculum should enable all children and young people to become confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives
The curriculum should enable all children and young people to become responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society
We follow the Discovery RE schemes of work which reflect the fact that the religious traditions in Great Britain are in the main Christian whilst covering Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism. Christianity is taught in every year group, with Christmas and Easter given fresh treatment each year, developing children’s learning in a progressive way. In line with our speaking and listening policy, the scheme encourages respectful listening, considerate discussion in a safe enquiry space and enhances critical thinking and evaluation skills.
Impact is measured through a combination of written tasks, end of unit assessment pieces and in accordance with our speaking and listening policy, pupils’ ability to listen, contribute, respond and encourage others respectfully. Assessments are recorded on the school’s electronic markbook.