Religious Education at Unsworth Primary School meets statutory requirements, which are that:
- The curriculum shall comprise a basic curriculum which includes provision for religious education for all pupils registered at the school.
- The religious education programme must reflect the fact that the religious traditions in Great Britain are in the main Christian whilst taking account of the teaching and practices of the other principal religious traditions represented in Great Britain.
- The religious education provided shall be in accordance with the locally agreed syllabus for Bury.
At our school we believe that Religious Education (RE) makes a significant contribution to pupils’ academic and personal development. It also plays a key role in promoting social cohesion and the virtues of respect and empathy, which are important in our diverse society. We follow the Bury Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education and this sets out what children must cover from Reception to Year 6. One of the key aims is for children to have a balance of learning about Religions and from Religions.
Within the framework of statutory requirements and those of the locally agreed syllabus, our intent in RE is:
- To enable each pupil to explore our shared human experience and the questions of meaning and purpose which arise from our experiences.
- To develop pupils’ knowledge and understanding of religion through exploration of the beliefs and practices of the principal world faiths represented in Bury and Great Britain.
- To affirm each pupil in her/his own family tradition, religious or non-faith, and through that to promote awareness, respect and sensitivity for the traditions of other people.
- To provide opportunities for the cultivation of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
- To support pupils in reflecting and thinking about fundamental human beliefs and values so that they develop a personal framework by which they can live.
- To foster open mindedness and build respect for all.
- Promote appreciation and wonder.