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Horizon Academy Trust is an exempt charity regulated by the Secretary of State for Education.

company number 08411590

registered office is C/O Biggin Hill Primary School, Biggin Avenue, Bransholme, Hull, United Kingdom HU7 4RL.

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Our religious education curriculum is enquiry based, fully inclusive and meets the needs of all learners, starting from building strong foundations in our EYFS, supporting and challenging them on their journey to being secondary ready, and ultimately ensuring that they are equipped with the cultural capital, skills and knowledge they need to succeed in the future.

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Religious Education and World Views Implementation

Coverage, following the agreed syllabus, is planned to link with key dates and religious festivals to provide opportunities to celebrate festivals and religions with greater consistency and contextual relevance. Work is recorded in topic books and is evidenced with a variety of outcomes, including written pieces, artwork and photographs.

As children progress through the programme of study, they are able to look deeper into spiritual, ethical, moral and social issues and with increasing breadth across different religions and worldviews through time and around the world.

Three mutually supportive disciplines have been identified (lenses) which help pupils to see Religious Education and world views form different perspectives, giving a balanced approach to teaching and learning. These lenses are:

Learning is planned and sequenced to support pupils in building an ever-increasing picture over time, constantly building their knowledge and understanding of key subject knowledge and specialist vocabulary around concepts. This ensures that the investigation, exploration and reflection of their own and others’ responses to ‘Big Questions’ can continuously increase in depth, breadth and complexity.

As pupils move through the Religious Education curriculum these ‘Big Questions’ increase in complexity, depth and breadth, the expectations of pupils to explain ‘what’ the beliefs, practices and values are and the relationships between them, as well as explaining ‘why’ these are important and may make a difference to people, and ‘how’ they relate, change or impact on a wider world view also increases.

Religious Education and World Views Impact

At all key stages more time should be spent on Christianity than on any other individual religion or worldview ‘to reflect the fact that the religious traditions in Great Britain are in the main Christian’ (Education Act 1988). Therefore, Christianity is taught as one of the principal religions in KS1, lower KS2 and upper KS2.

The curriculum is then structured by:

 

Principal religion 1

Principal religion 2

Additional religion(s) or world view(s)

Key Stage 1 (Y1 – Y2)

Christianity

Sanatana Dharma (Hinduism)

Buddhism

Lower Key Stage 2

(Y3-Y4)

Christianity

Sikhi

Humanism

Upper Key Stage 2

Christianity

Islam

Atheists

The religions chosen have been selected to give our pupils depth in knowledge in a range of contrasting religions and world views, practices and ways of life and enable children to make links between these. It also develops children’s knowledge and understanding of the different members of our rich and diverse community.

Other religions e.g Judaism feature prominently in other aspects of the school curriculum e.g through History and PSHE.  The assembly rota also has been planned to widen pupils knowledge and understanding within religions and world views that are not necessarily covered within curriculum time.

RE and World View Curriculum Journey

RE and World Views Progression of Knowledge and Skills

RE and World Views Vocabulary Progression