Religion and WorldViews

Religion and Worldviews Intent

At Oakfield Primary School we strive ‘to produce pupils who are religiously literate and able to hold balanced and informed conversations about religion and belief’, following the Lincolnshire Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education from Lincoln Diocese. The spiral curriculum is planned and sequenced so that new religious knowledge and specific related skills build on prior learning and towards children becoming religiously literate. The four identified key areas of enquiry form the base of our curriculum, and are taught using a balance of the key academic disciplines – believing (theology), living (human and social sciences), and thinking (philosophy).

Our intent for Religion and Worldviews is to provide pupils with opportunities to:

  • have the right to understand a range of religions and viewpoints, and be respectful of other beliefs, customs and feelings.
  • be able to clearly articulate their personal beliefs, ideas and values; ask challenging questions; make reasoned and informed judgements about religious and moral issues; and respect the right of others to be different.
  • have the opportunity, while at school, to learn about different religions/cultures to prepare them for later life.
  • have the opportunity to have experiences which they may not take part in at home.
  • be given the opportunity to acquire and develop life skills, including investigation, interpretation, empathy, evaluation, analysis, synthesis, application, expression and collaboration, and language skills.
  • be exposed to a wide range of texts to develop their love for reading, and language comprehension.

Implementation of Religion and Worldviews

Outlined is the school overview, progression of knowledge, long term plan and medium term plans for Religion and Worldviews at Oakfield Primary School.