Our Religious Education curriculum is inclusive and ensures children learn about the 6 main UK religions which enables them to gain a deeper understanding of how religion influences an individual’s life. We educate our pupils about how other people live their lives and by understanding their religious beliefs we enable them to reflect on what they believe and the choices they make, thus enabling them to develop tolerance and understanding. Children will develop a sense of identity, belonging and their own beliefs through self-awareness and reflection. They will also be well prepared for life in the diverse, multi-cultural society of modern Britain.
At Al Furqan, we follow the Understanding the World programme from the Statutory Framework for EYFS and follow the Birmingham Agreed Religious Education Syllabus in KS1 and KS2. The key focus in RE is on “learning from religion” and "learning about religious traditions". The syllabus encompasses a spiral curriculum of 24 dispositions and a progression of faith knowledge.
All religions and their communities are treated with respect and sensitivity and we value the links, which are and can be made between home, school, and a faith community. We promote teaching in Religious Education that stresses open enquiry and first-hand experiences wherever possible. Every year group is given opportunities to visit a place of worship.
The themes remain the same for each year, with skills being built from year to year. This is achieved through an inquiry-based approach to RE, with pupils being given regular opportunities to explore and discuss theological and philosophical questions at an age-appropriate level, and to promote knowledge, awareness and tolerance of other faiths.
Teachers use a range of religious stories to learn about different religions and link them to their own lives. Concrete objects or artefacts are used to illustrate religious practice and beliefs and children are encouraged to reflect on these beliefs through discussion with their peers and recognise the importance of religion within the community and the wider world.
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