At Waterside Primary we follow the 2016 agreed Stoke on Trent syllabus for Religious education. This syllabus was designed to offer a wide and varied cultural education of major World religions.
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.
In RE the children learn about and from religions and worldviews in local, national and global contexts, to discover, explore and consider different answers to these questions. They also learn to weigh up the value of wisdom from different sources, to develop and express their insights in response, and to agree or disagree respectfully. The Teaching of RE should equip pupils with systematic knowledge and understanding of a range of religions and worldviews, enabling them to develop their ideas, values and identities. It should also develop in pupils an aptitude for dialogue so that they can participate positively in our society, with its diverse religions and worldviews.
Pupils should gain and deploy the skills needed to understand, interpret and evaluate texts, sources of wisdom and authority and other evidence. They should learn to articulate clearly and coherently their personal beliefs, ideas, values and experiences while respecting the right of others to different views.
Two year rolling programme of RE at Waterside-