Here at Parklands, we follow the Leeds agreed syllabus ‘Believing and Belonging’ scheme throughout the school. This provides a broad and balanced programme of RE which reflects three key areas. It will,
- include a study of the key beliefs and practices of religions and other world views, including those represented in Leeds.
- provide opportunities to explore key religious concepts and common human questions of meaning, purpose and value, often called ‘ultimate’ questions.
- enable pupils to investigate how beliefs affect moral decisions and identity, exploring both diversity and shared human values.
These three areas together will nurture pupils’ religious literacy and enhance their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
The Local Agreed Syllabus for RE requires all pupils to,
A. Investigate the beliefs and practices of religions and other world views, including:
– Beliefs and authority: core beliefs and concepts; sources of authority including written traditions and leaders
– Worship and spirituality: how individuals and communities express belief, commitment and emotion.
B. Investigate how religions and other world views address questions of meaning, purpose and value, including:
– The nature of religion and belief and its key concepts
– Ultimate questions of belonging, meaning, purpose and truth.
C. Investigate how religions and other world views influence morality, identity and diversity, including:
– Moral decisions: teachings of religions and other world views on moral and ethical questions, evaluation, reflection and critical responses
– Identity and diversity: diversity among and within religions and other world views; individual and community responses to difference and shared human values.
To ensure progression, the core religions through which RE should be taught, are identified in each key stage.
KS1- Teaching and learning is focused around Christianity and Islam, along-side non-religious perspectives and may include aspects of other faiths or world views.
KS2- Teaching and learning is focused around developing pupils’ understanding of Christianity and Islam, and non-religious perspectives extending to Judaism and Sikhism. It may also include aspects of other faiths or world views.