Feniscowles Primary School has created a curriculum intent statement. This intent has been written to provide an overarching context for our school curriculum to allow ‘A Feniscowles Child’ to ‘Live Life in its fullest’. This document can be found on our website and should be read in conjunction with our subject specific intent statements.
We want our children to have a morally principled outlook and we believe RE contributes significantly to this aspect of character education. The principal aim of the Blackburn with Darwen agreed syllabus for RE is to engage learners in systematic enquiry into significant human questions which religion and worldwide views address, so that they can develop the understanding and skills needed to appreciate and appraise varied responses to these questions, as well as develop responses of their own.
The Blackburn with Darwen Agreed Syllabus for RE expands learners' perspectives through a range of spiritual, moral, social and cultural opportunities to promote their sense of moral and social responsibility which at Feniscowles Primary school, we also underpin by our values of: endeavour, respect, integrity, diversity, compassion and forgiveness. Our RE curriculum supports learners to live life in modern Britain and it provides the opportunity to explore world faiths. We want to teach our learners that RE is vital to aiding our understanding of the world in which we live today and which we will live in, in the future.
The Blackburn with Darwen Agreed Syllabus for RE has a threefold aim for learners:
1) Know about and understand a range of religions and worldviews
2) Express ideas and insights about the nature, significance and impact of religions and worldviews
3) Gain and deploy the skills needed to engage seriously with religions and worldviews
Specialist vocabulary for topics is taught and built on progressively, and effective questioning to communicate ideas is encouraged. Concepts taught are reinforced through weekly assemblies and our co curriculum.
Our RE curriculum will provide our learners with a strong framework to enable them to ‘Live Life in its Fullest’ in a VUCA world (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous) and to make the most of the wonderful opportunities life can offer. Many challenges that face our societies can be resolved with a deepened appreciation of our school value of diversity. In a borough which is rich in cultural diversity, we want to make sure our learners are understanding of, and value different religions and non-religions.
Our RE policy provides you with details on how we implement this intent through our curriculum. We have also provided our progression documents and information so that you can see how RE progresses throughout our school