At New York Primary School we believe that a quality R.E curriculum should help children to acquire and develop a knowledge and understanding of Christianity, Islam and Hinduism and the other principal religions represented in our own school community and more widely within the United Kingdom.
Through discussion in our own classrooms children learn to understand the importance and value of religion and belief, especially for other children and their families. We encourage children to think about their own views and values in relation to the themes and topics studied in the RE curriculum. We believe that Religious Education provides an opportunity to celebrate and show awareness of the differences within our school and the wider world. It is a subject that celebrates diversity and challenges stereotypes.
Our curriculum is based on the North Tyneside agreed syllabus for R.E and it is adapted where appropriate to fit the needs of our children, providing a purposeful and progressive R.E curriculum. Enquiry questions are at the heart of RE at all key stages from Early Years Foundation Stage to Key Stage 2. They enable children to build on previous learning and deepen and broaden their understanding through increasingly sophisticated and complex systematic and thematic enquiries. Religious Education provides a safe environment and a shared language of understanding for children to question, to contemplate and to consider a range of different views and beliefs whilst enhancing the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of all children.
“You should always ask yourself what would happen if everyone did what you are doing.”
“Judge not, that ye be not judged”
Christianity, Matthew 7.1
“For you is your religion, and for me is my religion.”
Islam, Quran 109
“This is the sum of duty: Do nothing to others which, if done to you, could cause you pain.”
Hinduism, The Mahabharata