William Levick Primary School

William Levick
Primary School

Religious Education

Intent: At William Levick, our Religious Education (RE) curriculum aims to provide children with a deep and comprehensive understanding of a range of religions and worldviews. We believe that RE plays a vital role in fostering tolerance, respect, and open-mindedness among our students. By exploring different belief systems, we aim to broaden their perspectives, encourage critical thinking, and develop their ability to engage meaningfully with diverse cultures and ideas.

Impact: Our RE curriculum enables children to develop a strong knowledge base about various religions and worldviews and strives to provide students with the skills and attitudes necessary for them to navigate an increasingly interconnected world with empathy and respect for all.

Implementation: We have designed an engaging and comprehensive RE curriculum, based on the Derbyshire Agreed Syllabus for RE. It is designed to achieve the following aims:

 

1.Know about and understand a range of religions and worldviews, so that they can:

  • describe, explain and analyse beliefs and practices, recognising the diversity which exists within and between communities and amongst individuals
  • identify, investigate and respond to questions posed, and responses offered by some of the sources of wisdom found in religions and worldviews
  • appreciate and appraise the nature, significance and impact of different ways of life and ways of expressing meaning.

 

2. Express ideas and insights about the nature, significance and impact of religions and worldviews, so that they can:

  • explain reasonably their ideas about how beliefs, practices and forms of expression influence individuals and communities
  • express with increasing discernment their personal reflections and critical responses to questions and teachings about identity, diversity, meaning and value, including ethical issues
  • appreciate and appraise varied dimensions of religion.

 

3. Gain and deploy the skills needed to engage seriously with religions and worldviews, so that they can:

  • find out about and investigate key concepts and questions of belonging, meaning, purpose and truth, responding creatively
  • enquire into what enables different individuals and communities to live together respectfully for the wellbeing of all
  • articulate beliefs, values and commitments clearly in order to explain why they may be important in their own and other people’s lives.

An overview of our RE scheme can be found here.