Religious Education at Outwood
Religious Education is an important element in the broad and balanced curriculum we provide at Outwood Primary School. Through our RE curriculum, we provide opportunities to develop children's knowledge and understanding of world religions and reflect on the challenging questions that it provokes. At Outwood, we will have a particular focus on those that are the main faiths of children within our school: Islam, Judaism, Hinduism and Christianity. We want the children to develop an understanding of religious tradition, and an appreciation of cultural differences in the UK today. We encourage the children to reflect on what it means to have a faith and to develop their own spiritual knowledge and understanding. We help the children to learn from religions as well as about religions and to use all this knowledge to become reflective and empathetic members of society.
At Outwood Primary, we have a progression map that guides teachers in the big questions they have to explore over the year.
-Autumn term - questions associated with 'believing'
-Spring term they explore 'expressing'
-Summer term - questions related to 'living'