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RE Curriculum

Trowell C of E Curriculum Vision – RE

At Trowell C of E, all aspects of school life centre around our four core values.  These values are the backbone of the school.  They encompass our expectations of all members of our school community, and our ultimate goal for all the children we teach.  They can be seen in our relationships, expectations, routines, policies and our curriculum.  The key aims of our curriculum are promoted through our RE curriculum in the following ways:



Love Others











Curriculum enriched through visits/visitors, Holocaust centre, Cross Teach.

Appreciation and acceptance of people of different race, faith and beliefs and valuing and respecting their different opinions, values, cultures and beliefs, showing an understanding of these; mutual respect for people with beliefs and viewpoints that differ.

To embrace a multi-cultural society by teaching a wide range of religious and non-religious beliefs across the curriculum.

Understanding what society gains by diversity and recognizing and celebrating human diversity.

Understand and appreciate morals, values and beliefs.

Considering identity, diversity and belonging; developing an appreciation of the ways in which diversity enriches human life.

Examining the idea of using our voice and actions for the well-being of others.

Investigating modern inspirational people and their respect for people.

Considering questions about identity, diversity and belonging in a family, school, community and faith group.

Develop an understanding and respected appreciation of the world and the people in it, including a range of religions and beliefs.



Aim High






Each unit of work has key facts for children to learn, and ‘Sticky Knowledge’ identified a conceptually essential knowledge.

Teach a wide range of vocabulary related to a range of beliefs/religions.

Children need to acquire core knowledge and understanding of the beliefs and practices of the religions and worldviews which not only shape their history and culture but which guide their own development.

Asking ‘big’ questions; during the discussions of various puzzling questions, especially the origins of the universe and the meaning of life,

Reflecting on how key beliefs can make a difference to people’s lives and actions.

Asking questions about and investigating the awesomeness of the universe and nature.



Believe We Can Do It






Personal reflection and development; Acceptance of a right to be ‘themselves’.

Develop confidence in their own beliefs and values and the confidence to share and express this.

Building a range of skills in preparation for adult life.

Studying modern inspirational people and their effect on peoples’ lives -  changed whole nations, helping people to live lives free from constraints ( e.g. Gandhi, Dr Martin Luther King etc). They belonged to various faiths and were pioneers of human freedom.



Do The Right Thing








Exploring values and what is important to them and the consequences of their choices.

Recognise ‘good v evil’ and ‘right v wrong’.

Develop an understanding of fairness and justice; Rules of law for society and how fairness is applied equally to all are considered.

Considering behaviour that help families, schools and communities live more happily and harmoniously and understand rules that support this.

Tolerance and respect are encouraged by an acceptance of people of different race, faith and belief.

Personal responsibility and citizenship.

Enhance an understanding of global issues; from investigating the consequences of right and wrong actions and issues involving the care of the environment.

Discussions and debates about guidelines of behaviour, guidance, rules for living, living choices and their consequences, wisdom together with moral dilemmas, all contribute towards learning about democracy.

Discussions and debates about fundamental questions of life and environmental issues, thereby learning about and listening to each person’s ideas, culminating in a

range of perspectives.

Discussions about how charities and the children can make a difference.

Reflection on topical and global issues issues/morals – right and wrong etc. and debating and discussing e.g. environment, Holocaust,