We follow Nottinghamshire SACRE’s Agreed Syllabus and promote this through the use of a subject progression grid for the Foundation Stage through to Year 6. Teachers use the long term planning to plan units of work and deliver individual lessons.
Children are taught knowledge and understanding around a range of religious and worldwide views so that they can: describe, explain, analyse and investigate, allowing them to appreciate beliefs and practices, recognising the diversity, meanings and values within and between communities (including their own) and amongst individuals.
We want our pupils to know how religious education promotes discernment and enables pupils to combat prejudice, preparing them for adult life, employment and life-long learning.
Our RE curriculum delivers a curriculum which will support children to become independent and responsible members of a society who understand and explore big questions about life, to find out what people believe and what difference this makes to how they live, so that they can make sense of religion, reflecting on their own ideas and ways of living.
We provide our children with opportunities for them to learn about, and from religions and worldviews in local, national and global contexts, to discover, explore and consider different answers to these questions. They will be equipped with systematic knowledge and understanding of a range of religions and worldviews, enabling them to develop ideas, values and identities.
The teaching of RE at Norbridge Academy uses a range of teaching and learning styles, including activities such as discussion, role-play, religious stories, games, circle time, problem solving activities, use of artefacts and outdoor learning. Children are also informed about a variety of religious festivals that take place throughout the year to demonstrate how people with different religious beliefs live and worship alongside each other.
During their time at Norbridge Academy, children will learn about different religions including: Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and Judaism. We encourage whole school annual services and celebrations and have links with our local Church, Poplars.