At Rosedale we use the Doncaster SACRE Agreed syllabus for Religious Education 2019-2024, this syllabus runs alongside our Broad and Balanced Curriculum and reinforces the importance of RE as an academic discipline. It is a broad and balanced curriculum that enables understanding of concepts and the development of skills, attitudes and their Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural development, our pupils can explore wider issues of religion and belief in religiously literate ways, promoting respect and open mindedness towards others with different faiths and beliefs. We encourage our pupils to develop their sense of identity and belonging through self-awareness and reflection. This syllabus engages the pupils in an enquiry approach and prepares the children for active citizenship in a diverse and rapidly changing world, exploring some aspects of British Values in relation to religions and worldviews. Doncaster is a vibrant and unique community in a region of wide diversity of religion and belief.
Religious Education is unique in the curriculum and an important subject. At Rosedale we promote a questioning and enquiring based approach, which is covered within our Doncaster SACRE Agreed syllabus for Religious Education 2019-2024.
The syllabus is based around a key question approach, where the questions open up the content to be studied.
Believing - (Religious beliefs, teachings, sources; questions about meaning, purpose and truth)
Expressing - (Religious and spiritual forms of expression; questions about identity and diversity)
Living - (Religious practices and ways of living; questions about values and commitments)
The Agreed Syllabus for RE sets out experiences and opportunities and appropriate topics for children in the Foundation Stage. Children in EYFS encounter religions and worldviews through special people, books, times, places and objects and by visiting places of worship. They listen to and talk about stories. Children are introduced to subject specific words and use all their senses to explore beliefs, practices and forms of expression. They 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.
KEY STAGE 1
Pupils in Key Stage 1 develop their knowledge and understanding of religions and worldviews, recognising their local, national and global contexts. During the key stage, pupils are taught knowledge, skills and understanding through learning about Christians and Muslims or Jewish people. They use basic subject specific vocabulary. They raise questions and begin to express their own views in response to the material they learn about and in response to questions about their ideas.
KEY STAGE 2
Pupils in Key Stage 2 extend their knowledge and understanding of religions and worldviews, recognising their local, national and global contexts. They are introduced to an extended range of sources and subject specific vocabulary. They are encouraged to be curious and to ask increasingly challenging questions about religion, belief, values and human life. Pupils learn to express their own ideas in response to the material they engage with, identifying relevant information, selecting examples and giving reasons to support their ideas and views. Key Stage 2, pupils are taught knowledge, skills and understanding through learning about Christians, Muslims, Hindus and Jewish people.
There is freedom in the syllabus to adapt our RE to meet the needs of SEND pupils. RE can enable pupils with the most complex of needs to develop an awareness of themselves, their feelings, their emotions and their senses. Multi-sensory approaches bring the possibility of introducing spiritual experiences. Social development can be delivered and experienced through story, music, shared experience and ritual. RE can also enable pupils to make links with their own lives.
We follow the Doncaster Agreed Syllabus for teaching RE. The aim is to develop an understanding of different religions and promote tolerance of others. Click the link below to download the syllabus.