RE at Elkesley Primary and Nursery School
Religious Education in Nottinghamshire schools contributes dynamically to children and young people’s education, provoking challenging questions about human life, beliefs, communities and ideas. Our teaching of Religious Education follows the guidance given in the latest Agreed Syllabus for Nottinghamshire:-
Religious Education for All - The Agreed Syllabus for RE in Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire
Using this Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education, we will enable our pupils to discover more about religion as well as other world views as we assist them to apply their learning to a range of topics. Our pupils are encouraged to express ideas and insights into key questions which face all human beings as we travel through life. They will take part in lessons, and could also receive visitors to school sharing a range of religious viewpoints and undertake their own visits to varied places of worship.
Through these experiences they will gain insights and knowledge to help equip them as responsible citizens, ready to contribute positively to our society and the wider world.
The three-fold aims of RE will ensure that our pupils:
1. Know and understand a range of religions and world views which will allow them to recognise the diversity which exists in our city and wider society.
2. Can express ideas and insights about the nature, significance and the impact of religions and world views as they develop their own personal views on a range of issues.
3. Develop and use skills which will assist them to engage seriously with religions and world views
By following the Agreed Syllabus, RE will also contribute to a whole range of school priorities. Study of religious and world views will also promote spiritual, cultural, social and moral development, and will support pupils’ understanding of British Values such as acceptance and respect for others who hold different world views.
If you would like to know more about the Agreed Syllabus a copy can be made available for you to read in school.
We are dedicated to providing every child with a broad and balanced RE curriculum. From the pupils' first day at Elkesley Primary and Nursery School, our RE syllabus gives students valuable insights into the diverse beliefs & opinions held by people today. It helps with their own personal development & supports an understanding of the spiritual, moral, social & cultural questions that surface in their lives.
RE in the Early Years Foundation Stage (taken from the Nottinghamshire Agreed Syllabus 2021-2026)
Pupils will encounter religions and worldviews through special people, books, times, places and objects and by visiting places of worship. They will listen to and talk about stories. Pupils will be introduced to subject specific words and use all their senses to explore beliefs, practices and forms of expression. They will ask questions and reflect on their own feelings and experiences. They use their imagination and curiosity to develop their appreciation of and wonder at the world in which they live.
Religious Education is, unlike the subjects of the National Curriculum, a legal requirement for all pupils on the school roll, including all those in the reception year.
In line with the DfE’s 2013 EYFS Profile RE should, through planned, purposeful play and through a mix of adult-led and child-initiated activity, provide these opportunities for pupils.
Communication and Language
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Understanding the World
Expressive Arts and Design
These learning intentions for RE are developed from relevant areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile (DfE,2013).