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Religious Education and World Views

Our Religious Education  and World Views Curriculum 
Our children will be respectful and accepting of others beliefs and cultures. They will be able to articulate their own thoughts, beliefs and ideas in order to positively influence the world around them.

Our Aims

  • To develop pupils’ knowledge and understanding of Christianity and other religions and consider how the beliefs of others impact on their lives and the lives of others.
  • To encourage children to ask and reflect on challenging questions.
  • To provide opportunities for personal reflection where children can explore their own beliefs (not necessarily religious).
  • To encourage children to appreciate and respect the different cultures in today’s society.
Legal requirements

The RE curriculum forms an important part of our school’s spiritual, moral and social teaching. Our RE curriculum is based on the Isle of Wight Local Authority’s (LA) Agreed Syllabus (Living Difference) and it meets all the requirements set out in that document. The Education Act 1996 states that an Agreed Syllabus must reflect the fact that the religious traditions in Great Britain are in the main Christian, whilst taking account of the teachings and practices of the other principal religions represented in Great Britain. It must be non-denominational and must not be designed to convert pupils to a particular religion.

We have used the locally agreed syllabus and added additional aspects to ensure that it meets the needs of the children at Nine Acres. We have ensured that there is progression throughout the school and that each concept studied follows a cycle of important elements and skills. These are: 

Communicate - where children have a chance to listen and share ideas

Apply - where children take the information they have learned and apply it to their own lives and experiences 

Inquire - where children ask questions and try to find out additional information 

Contextualise - where children explain their learning to their own lives and experiences or a specific religion

Evaluate - children debate and come to their own conclusion about the concept learnt