Religious Education (RE)
At Landulph, we believe it is our duty to provide a wealth of opportunities for all children to learn and to achieve, regardless of gender, ethnicity or ability. We are passionate about providing our children with a wide range of experiences, exposing them to the wealth of religions celebrated and practised across the wonderful and diverse world we live in. Our school curriculum aims to promote pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and to prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life. We aim to promote their self-esteem and emotional well-being and to help them form and maintain worthwhile and satisfying relationships, based on respect for themselves and others.
Through our teaching of RE, we aim to develop open-mindedness and respect for the different cultures and beliefs within our society, supporting British values. Within lessons, children will learn about the six main faiths: Christianity, Hinduism, Judaism, Sikhism, Buddhism and Islam and explore their understanding through the use of artefacts, school trips, visitors and literature. At Landulph School, we nurture and encourage curiosity and teach children the significance of tolerance within our local communities as well as in the wider world; helping them to celebrate the diverse world we live in.
Our whole curriculum is shaped by our school vision which aims to enable all children, regardless of background, ability, additional needs, to flourish and to achieve their very best.
Here, at Landulph, our implementation for RE’s programme of study is in accordance with ‘The Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education in Cornwall 2020-2025’. All religions and their communities are treated with respect and sensitivity as we value the links that can be made between home, school and faiths within the community. We regularly utilise our local church and are extremely lucky that Rev Chris, from Landulph Parish Church, regularly visits our school to carry out assemblies and to support our teaching of Christianity. At Landulph there are no presumptions made as to the religious backgrounds and beliefs and values of the children and the staff. We value the religious background of all members of the school community and hope that this will encourage individuals to share their own experiences with others freely.
In RE, we promote teaching which promotes open enquiry and first-had experiences wherever possible for both staff and children. Our RE curriculum is high-quality, well thought out and planned to demonstrate progression. The syllabus is implemented in school through a multi-sensory approach where children may look at and handle religious artefacts, hear religious music or taste food from religious traditions. Learning in RE builds on the children’s own experiences and uses contemporary issues to stimulate discussion with a large focus made on reflection on learning in every lesson. Children make sense of a range of beliefs; understand the impact of these faiths, their beliefs and traditions and make links wherever possible. In order to do this, we follow the breath of the programmes of study of The National Curriculum for Religious Education, teaching through both conceptual understanding as well as discrete learning in order to support our children to develop a deep and broad understanding of religions within our wonderfully diverse world.
Outcomes in topic books evidence a broad and balanced RE curriculum and demonstrate children’s acquisition of identified key knowledge. Children reflect on their successes within lessons and are actively encouraged to develop their curiosities independently outside of the classroom, developing them into life-long learners the children at Landulph Primary School enjoy learning about a range of faiths and why people choose, or choose not to follow a religion. Through their RE understanding, our children are able to make links between their own lives and those of others in their community and in the wider world, developing an understanding of other people’s cultures and ways of life. As such, RE. is invaluable in an ever-changing world.
The Curriculum Leader for Religious Education is: