RE (Religious Education) at Ashbourne Primary School equips our children with an awareness of a range of faiths and religions in order to live in a contemporary society.
Our work is underpinned by our vision and aims: ‘Nurturing aspiration through happy, creative learning’. Our PRAISE aims are at the heart of every lesson and our focus on the removal of barriers to learning is firmly embedded into all areas of the RE curriculum.
RE teaching at Ashbourne Primary School aims to challenge misconceptions, provoke challenging questions and develop tolerance. All children will visit a place of worship and be exposed to difference in people, communities and faiths, helping them to develop an inclusive attitude to our multicultural society.
The curriculum is planned and sequenced over a two-year period in KS1, A two year rolling programme between year three & four because of the numbers, and annually in year five and six. The children will cover three of the main religions in KS1 - Christianity, Islam and Judaism, and five in KS2 - Christianity, Islam and Judaism, Hinduism and Humanism. Each year planning will include a visit to a religious building or a faith based workshop. Covering different aspects of the same religions is based on the principal that learning has only happened when processes and facts (knowledge) are in pupils’ long-term memory. This takes time and repetition. Planning the curriculum in this way, allows pupils to establish fundamental foundations into their memories before advancing and applying concepts across a range of tasks and topics.