At Chacombe CEVA Primary Academy we believe that RE is a fundamental part of a broad and balanced curriculum, which allows children to flourish and meet their full potential.
Our RE curriculum provides opportunities for each child to develop a good, balanced understanding of a range of faiths reflecting the diverse and changing world in which they live and allows them to explore their own beliefs and developing sense of identity and belonging. It will help educate for dignity and respect encouraging all to live together.
Through this curriculum and links with our Christian values and vision we will support children in developing respectful attitudes and values which are necessary for responsible citizenship and support their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development
At Chacombe we support the Aims and Objectives set out in the 'Peterborough Diocese Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education'
The aims and objectives outlined within the syllabus recommend that pupils -
• Know about and understand Christianity as a diverse global living faith through the exploration of core beliefs, using an approach that critically engages with biblical text;
• Gain knowledge and understanding of a range of religions and worldviews, appreciating diversity, continuity and change within the religions and worldviews being studied;
• Engage with challenging questions of meaning and purpose raised by human existence and experience;
• Recognise the concept of religion and its continuing influence on Britain’s cultural heritage and in the lives of individuals and societies in different times, cultures and places;
• Explore their own religious, spiritual and philosophical ways living, believing and thinking.
As a Church school we aim for all pupils to be religiously literate and as a minimum, pupils are able to:
• Give a theologically informed and thoughtful account of Christianity as a living and diverse faith;
• Show an informed and respectful attitude to religions and non-religious worldviews in their search for God and meaning;
• Engage in meaningful and informed dialogue with those of other faiths and none;
• Reflect critically and responsibly on their own spiritual, philosophical and ethical convictions.
These aims are met through lessons, based around big questions. Lessons are planned by teachers to be creative, engaging and thought provoking, using the agreed syllabus documentation supported by the 'Understanding Christianity' scheme resources.