Religious Education

Intent

At Perranporth, the principal aim of religious education is to explore what people believe and what difference this makes to how they live, so that pupils can gain the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to handle questions raised by religion and belief, reflecting on their own ideas and ways of living.

The RE curriculum at Perranporth School aims to ensure that all pupils:

  1. make sense of a range of religious and non-religious beliefs, so that they can:
    • identify, describe, explain and analyse beliefs and concepts in the context of living religions, using appropriate vocabulary
    • explain how and why these beliefs are understood in different ways, by individuals and within communities
    • recognise how and why sources of authority (e.g. texts, teachings, traditions, leaders) are used, expressed and interpreted in different ways, developing skills of interpretation
  • understand the impact and significance of religious and non-religious beliefs, so that they can:

• examine and explain how and why people express their beliefs in diverse ways
• recognise and account for ways in which people put their beliefs into action in diverse ways, in their everyday lives, within their communities and in the wider world
• appreciate and appraise the significance of different ways of life and ways of
expressing meaning

  • make connections between religious and non-religious beliefs, concepts, practices and ideas studied, so that they can:

• evaluate, reflect on and enquire into key concepts and questions studied, responding
thoughtfully and creatively, giving good reasons for their responses
• challenge the ideas studied, and allow the ideas studied to challenge their own thinking, articulating beliefs, values and commitments clearly in response
• discern possible connections between the ideas studied and their own ways of
understanding the world, expressing their critical responses and personal reflections with increasing clarity and understanding.

Implementation

We implement the following provision in order to achieve desired outcomes:

Curriculum time for RE is distinct from the time spent on collective worship or school assembly.

Pupils will study, in depth, the religious traditions of the following groups:

The teaching and learning approach for RE at Perranporth School takes 3 distinct approaches:

Making sense of beliefs

• identify, describe, explain and analyse beliefs and concepts in the context of living religions, using appropriate vocabulary
• explain how and why these beliefs are understood in different ways, by individuals and within communities
• recognise how and why sources of authority (e.g. texts, teachings, traditions, leaders) are used, expressed and interpreted in different ways, developing skills of interpretation

Understanding the Impact

• examine and explain how and why people express their beliefs in diverse ways
• recognise and account for ways in which people put their beliefs into action in diverse ways, in their everyday lives, within their communities and in the wider world
• appreciate and appraise the significance of different ways of life and ways of expressing meaning

Making Connections

• evaluate, reflect on and enquire into key concepts and questions studied, responding thoughtfully and creatively, giving good reasons for their responses
• challenge the ideas studied, and allow the ideas studied to challenge their own thinking, articulating beliefs, values and commitments clearly in response
• discern possible connections between the ideas studied and their own ways of understanding the world, expressing their critical responses and personal reflections with increasing clarity and understanding

This is achieved through the study of the following topics:

Impact

Each of the three elements of the teaching and learning approach is important and pupils are assessed against all of them. Below are the end of phase outcomes for each element:

In order to achieve this, Perranporth School follows the Cornwall Agreed Syllabus 2020 – 2025. Please follow the link for more information.

More details of what is taught in each year group can be find from our Religious Education Schemes of Work