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Boringdon Primary School

Boringdon Primary School

Religious Education

Religious Education Subject Lead - Megan Eales

Boringdon Primary School RE Statement

RE at Boringdon aims to enable children to understand and make connections between different religions and the wider society and communities they exist in. We explore the effect religion has on people and give the children the knowledge to understand the varying aspects of specific religions, encouraging children to question and enquire.

We here at Boringdon Primary School recognise the ever-changing and multicultural world that we live in and our children are growing up in. Religious education contributes dynamically to children and young people’s education in schools by provoking challenging questions about meaning and purpose in life, beliefs about God, ultimate reality, issues of right and wrong and what it means to be human.  Pupils should gain and deploy the skills needed to understand, interpret and evaluate texts, sources of wisdom and authority and other evidence.  They learn to articulate clearly and coherently their personal beliefs, ideas, values and experiences while respecting the rights of others to differ.  

In line with the current Plymouth Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education, Religious Education will be delivered in school to meet the agreed syllabus aims by:

  • Making sense of beliefs – identifying and making sense of core religious and non-religious beliefs and concepts; understanding what these beliefs mean within their traditions; recognising how and why sources of authority (such as texts) are used, expressed and interpreted in different ways, and developing skills of interpretation.
  • Making connections – evaluating, reflecting on and connecting the beliefs and practices studied; allowing pupils to challenge ideas studied, and the ideas studied to challenge pupils’ thinking; discerning possible connections between these and pupils’ own lives and ways of understanding the world.
  • Understanding the impact – examining how and why people put their beliefs into action in diverse ways, within their everyday lives, within their communities and in the wider world.