RE at South Petherwin School

Through RE, pupils at South Petherwin School are 'Learning today to change tomorrow' through  commitment of the whole school community to:

RE Rolling Programme Progressions.pdf
RE Curriculum Intent.pdf
Cornwall Agreed Syllabus 2020-2025 FINAL.pdf

Curriculum Intent

The principal aim of religious education is to explore what people believe and what difference this makes to how they live, so that pupils can gain the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to handle questions raised by religion and belief, reflecting on their own ideas and ways of living.

(Cornwall Agreed Syllabus, 2020-2025, page 7)

 We follow the Cornwall Agreed Syllabus of 2020-2025 which focuses on our local area, whilst not ignoring the national and the global aspects of religious education. The content of the RE agreed syllabus requires that all pupils develop their understanding of Christianity in each key stage. In addition, across the age range, pupils will develop understanding of the principal religions represented in the UK, in line with the law. These are Islam, Hinduism and Judaism. Furthermore, children from families where non-religious worldviews are held are represented in almost all of our classrooms. These worldviews, including for example Humanism, will also be the focus for study in thematic units.

The curriculum for RE has three aims: