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.
(Cornwall Agreed Syllabus 2020-2025.)
At Bosvigo we are dedicated to providing a high-quality RE curriculum which enables our children to make sense of a range of religious and non-religious beliefs, to understand the impact and significance of religious and non-religious beliefs and to make connections between religious and non-religious beliefs, concepts, practices and ideas.
(Adapted from the Cornwall Agreed Syllabus 2020-2025.)
All children will be provided with a broad and balanced RE curriculum which reflects our equality and diversity policies.
Our curriculum seeks to develop ‘religious literacy’ amongst our children where learning is progressive: one religion is studied at a time, followed by thematic units which build on learning by comparing religions, beliefs and practices. Pupils encounter core concepts in religion and beliefs in a coherent way, developing their understanding, and their ability to manage questions.
Our RE Teaching and Learning encompasses three core elements: making sense of beliefs, making connections, and understanding their impact. These elements set the context for open exploration of religion and belief and provide a structure through which pupils can encounter diverse religious traditions alongside non-religious worldviews. Thus reflecting the backgrounds of our pupils. (Adapted from the Cornwall Agreed Syllabus 2020-2025.)
RE is planned and taught progressively throughout all key stages. Medium terms plans are written by the subject leader following the Cornwall Agreed Syllabus 2020-2025 and supported by Understanding Christianity. Where possible, local, national and global community links are established to enhance the children’s understanding and worldview.
RE is taught as a discreet subject and recorded in humanities books and on the platform ‘Seesaw’ where parents and carers can also access their children’s work. RE is taught as a mixture of weekly lessons and as themed days; links are made to other subjects and world celebrations and events where appropriate. RE at Bosvigo makes a significant contribution to the active promotion of mutual respect and tolerance of others’ faiths and beliefs, a fundamental British value. It prepares pupils for life in modern Britain.
The successful approach to teaching and learning at Bosvigo School results in a fun, engaging and high quality progressive RE curriculum that lays firm foundations for children to manage questions about religion and belief and reflect on their own ideas and ways of living.
At Bosvigo School, we seek to ensure that all pupils in our school are educated to develop spiritually, morally, socially and culturally to enable them to better understand themselves and others and to manage the opportunities, challenges and responsibilities of living in a rapidly changing, multicultural world. Regular assemblies and celebrations of religious and non-religious festivals and events, implemented alongside weekly R.E. lessons, will help to celebrate the diversity of the wider community, including their beliefs, traditions, culture, language and history.
By engaging with the community, locally, nationally and globally on many areas of spiritual, moral, social and cultural learning, we aim to arrange visits and invite guests in to embed and extend our learning. In return, this also makes our learning tangible with real life opportunities to question and reflect on religion, beliefs, concepts and practices. As a school we are continuously developing our bank of resources: artefacts, books and online. Where possible, we work in a cross-curricular way involving RHSE, literacy, drama, music, art, history and geography within out RE lessons.