RELIGIOUS EDUCATION (R.E.)
At Oxclose Primary Academy, Religious Education (R.E.) contributes to the aims of the whole school curriculum and has an important part to play as part of a broad, balanced and coherent curriculum to which all pupils are entitled. The teaching of R.E. is not designed to convert pupils or urge a particular religious belief on pupils.
At Oxclose Primary Academy, we believe that Religious Education plays a pivotal role in educating our pupils and contributes to their Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development. By giving pupils the opportunity to ask and discuss questions, acquire and show empathy, investigate and then reflect we are promoting positive attitudes towards fairness, respect, self-understanding and enquiry.
At present, we are implementing Sunderland’s Agreed Syllabus for R.E. The syllabus reflects the fact that the religious traditions in Great Britain are in the main Christian whilst taking account of teaching and practises of other world religions represented in Great Britain. In Key stage 1 the core religions to be studied are Christianity and Buddhism. In year 3 and 4 Christianity and Sikhism are the core religions and Christianity and Islam are the core religions in Year 5 and 6. Within the Early Years, R.E. also makes a significant contribution to the curriculum.
Children from Year 2 have created diary entries from the perspective of Jesus