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Religious Education

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At Nantwich Primary Academy, our Religious Education curriculum fosters spiritual, moral, social, and cultural development. We promote respect and open-mindedness towards different faiths and beliefs, helping students develop self-awareness and reflection. Through an enquiry-based approach, students explore religious and non-religious worldviews, understanding the impact of principal religions in local, national, and global communities.

Our whole-school approach, using the Cheshire Agreed Syllabus for RE, ensures progression and depth. We enrich the curriculum through local visits, classroom visitors, and studying religious artefacts. Students examine their own beliefs, engage in dialogue, and develop empathy and respect.

We aim to educate students to develop spiritually, academically, emotionally, and morally, preparing them for a multicultural world. Our RE curriculum, combined with regular assemblies and celebrations, encourages understanding and appreciation of diverse beliefs and cultures.

Our RE curriculum equips children with knowledge and cultural capital for success in life. By covering various religious and non-religious views, students broaden their learning, develop critical thinking,

and become well-informed citizens, fostering their

journey of purpose and meaning in the future.

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At Nantwich Primary Academy, our Religious Education curriculum is designed to promote spiritual, moral, social, and cultural development in our students. We encourage respect and open-mindedness towards others with different faiths and beliefs, and help pupils develop their sense of identity and belonging through self-awareness and reflection.

 

Through an enquiry-based approach, students explore various religious and non-religious worldviews, enhancing their understanding of different beliefs, cultural practices, and the impact of principal religions in our local, national, and global communities.

Our whole-school approach, utilizing the Cheshire Agreed Syllabus for RE, ensures progression and depth of experience.

 

We provide an enriching curriculum through local visits to significant places of worship, classroom visitors, and the study of religious artefacts. Students are encouraged to examine their own beliefs, values, and ideas, engage in dialogue, and develop empathy and respect towards others.

We strive to educate our students to develop spiritually, academically, emotionally, and morally, preparing them for a rapidly changing, multicultural world. Our RE curriculum, combined with regular assemblies and celebrations, fosters an understanding and appreciation of the diverse beliefs, traditions, and cultures within our Cheshire community.

Our RE curriculum is designed to equip children with the knowledge and cultural capital necessary for success in life. By covering various religious and non-religious views, we enable students to broaden their learning and develop critical and reflective thinking. This empowers them to be well-informed citizens and fosters their own journey of purpose and meaning in the future.

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Examples of Cross-Curricular Links

ENGLISH

Students can read and analyse religious texts, such as the Bible or the Qur'an, and use them as inspiration for creative writing activities, such as writing their own parables or stories. They can also study religious poetry and use it as a model for their own writing.

MUSIC

Students can study religious music, exploring the use of music in religious worship and the cultural significance of different religious musical traditions. They can also create their own religious music, either by adapting existing songs or by composing their own.

HISTORY

Religious Education can provide a historical context for the study of history. For example, students can study the impact of religion on historical events, such as the Crusades or the Reformation. They can also study the history of religion itself, exploring the origins and evolution of different religious traditions.

SCIENCE

Students can explore the relationship between science and religion, examining how different religious traditions have responded to scientific discoveries and developments. They can also explore the scientific explanations for religious phenomena, such as miracles or spiritual experiences.

GEOGRAPHY

Pupils can explore the impact of religion on the geography of different regions. For example, they can study the distribution of different religions around the world, and how this has influenced the development of different cultures and societies. They can also study religious pilgrimage sites and explore their significance.

MATHS

Students can explore the use of mathematical concepts and ideas in religious contexts. For example, they can study the mathematical patterns and structures found in religious texts, such as the Fibonacci sequence in the Bible.

ART

Religious Education can inspire students to create art that reflects their understanding of religious concepts and ideas. For example, they can create paintings or sculptures that represent their interpretation of religious stories or themes.

PSHCE

Religious Education can help students develop an understanding of the diversity of beliefs and values within their own community and beyond. It can also help them develop respect for different cultures and ways of life, and encourage them to contribute to their community in a positive and inclusive way.

Nantwich Primary Academy's Religious Education pathway follows the Cheshire East SACRE guidelines and covers four core areas: Christianity, Buddhism, Hindu Dharma, and Islam. It fosters critical thinking, develops essential skills and knowledge, and prepares students for future academic and personal success.

Students will explore key beliefs, practices and celebrations within each religion and understand the importance of home, the impact of beliefs on daily life and how to show commitment to faith. They will analyse and evaluate teachings, exploring similarities and differences between religions. By the end of primary school, students will have a deeper understanding of religious and non-religious worldviews and be equipped with the skills to evaluate and synthesise ideas, preparing them for further study and personal growth.

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