Religion and Worldviews Studies
At Bader Primary School, Religion & Worldviews Studies promotes the spiritual, moral and cultural development of children. It helps to prepare them for the experiences and responsibilities of life, and helps to develop an understanding of the world in which we live.
Bader Primary School follows the Stockton Agreed Syllabus for Religion & Worldviews Studies-2020 onwards. It is a progression syllabus; teaching and learning builds up to a point of understanding. Progression is about knowing where you`ve come from and knowing where you`re going-building understanding through a series of small steps. Planning is at the core of a progression curriculum.
Religion & Worldviews teaching provides children with the opportunity to access knowledge & information which contributes to a secure understanding of religious & non-religious views worldwide.
- Children develop oracy and understanding of Religion & Worldviews` specific vocabulary, through strong modelling, talk & stories.
- The spiritual, moral and cultural development of children is promoted.
- Children develop knowledge and understanding of different religions and worldviews.
- Children develop respect for different cultures & beliefs.
How is the curriculum implemented?
Bader Primary School follows the Stockton Agreed Syllabus for Religion & Worldviews Studies-2020 onwards.
- The content is taught in a systematic, logical progression, so that children acquire the appropriate knowledge and skills.
- There is a deliberate build-up and connection of key ideas.
- Lesson content can be adapted to meet the needs of the children and, also, to make links with other curriculum areas.
- Children are encouraged to build on their own experiences and develop their knowledge and understanding of different faiths and beliefs.
- In using, re-using, connecting and testing key ideas (assessment), they are embedded in pupils’ long-term memories.
- Key knowledge is sequenced to allow this re-use and connection.
- Subject leaders make connections and correct misunderstandings.
At Bader Primary School, Religion & Worldviews Studies promotes the spiritual, moral and cultural development of children. It helps to prepare them for the experiences and responsibilities of life, and helps to develop an understanding of the world in which we live. Religion and Worldviews Studies helps pupils to grow in understanding of their world, to make connections and be empowered by their understanding.
Monitoring is used throughout the academic year, to gauge the impact of the curriculum design across school.
Learning is measured through analysis of pupils` acquisition of knowledge, understanding, and the application of skills across topics. This includes making connections among different religions, beliefs, values and traditions.
This is achieved through half-termly assessments of children’s learning, by the teacher, through regular Book Looks and Pupil Voice. It is, also, measured more informally by something a pupil says, or does, which provides information and insight to the teacher.
The impact of the curriculum is seen in:-
- Standards which are appropriate to age-related expectations
- Children’s reflections on their learning
- Children’s abilities to articulate key ideas from their learning and make connections
- Teaching and learning which is personalised to children’s needs and interests
- Regular Pupil Voice monitoring which informs of children’s interest in, and love of, their learning
- Regular opportunities for class discussion, helping children to develop a positive attitude and respect for people who hold different views to their own
- Learners who develop respect for their community and the wider world
- Learners who are increasingly confident and independent thinkers
- Individuals who increase their spiritual and moral development
- A curriculum which is relevant to today’s world and which builds upon previous learning in a systematic way
- An accessible and engaging curriculum for all abilities.
- Classroom environments which support learning
- Artefacts which engage and support children’s learning
- Visits to places of worship, and visitors from faith groups in school, provide quality experiences which are memorable and worthwhile, and support and enhance children in their learning and understanding of the world
- Cross-curricular links which help to extend children’s knowledge of the world around them
Visits to local places of worship, and visits to school by representatives of local religious groups, enhance the learning experience for children by giving them first-hand experience. It is part of school’s provision for the children.