Subject Leader: Mr S Woodhouse
The Curriculum at Holme upon Spalding Moor Primary School
The Intent, implementation and Impact of our Curriculum – of R.E.
Here, at Holme on Spalding Moor Primary School, the aim of Religious Education is to help children to acquire and develop knowledge and understanding of Christianity and the other principal religions represented in Great Britain; to appreciate the way that religious beliefs shape life and our behaviour, develop the ability to make reasoned and informed judgements as well as respect and tolerance about religious and moral issues and enhance their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
Religious Education is taught throughout the school in such a way as to reflect the overall aims, values, and philosophy of our school using our School Vision which is underpinned by our 7 Christian Values. At HOAM, Religious Education plays an important role, along with all other curriculum areas, particularly PSHE in promoting the spiritual, moral, social, and cultural development of our children.
At HOSM, it has been agreed that having taken into account the requirements and guidelines presented in the East Riding Agreed Syllabus, the following religions have been selected for study:
As Home on Spalding Moor Primary School Christianity is the predominant religion which is taught within school. As well as following the East Riding Agreed Syllabus for religious education we also use the document ‘Understanding Christianity’ within our teaching.
There are no presumptions made as to the religious backgrounds and beliefs and values of the children and the staff. We value the religious background of all members of the school community and hope that this will encourage individuals to share their own experiences with others freely. All religions and their communities are treated with respect and sensitivity and we value the links, which are, and can be made between home, school, and a faith community. We acknowledge that each religion studied can contribute to the education of all our pupils. We promote teaching in Religious Education that stresses open enquiry, discussion and first-hand experiences wherever possible for both staff and children.
The children at HOSM through their R.E. learning are able to make links between their own lives and those of others in their community and in the wider world. Our Christian Values help children develop into caring individuals who value the community of people around them both inside and outside of school. Through weekly R.E. and PSHE lessons our children are developing an understanding of other people’s cultures by being taught respect and tolerance towards different ways of life, as well as personal choices by individuals, which they are then in turn able to communicate to the wider community. R.E. offers our children the means by which to confidently understand how other people choose to live and to understand why they choose to live in that way.