R.E Curriculum Intent
At Coppull Parish Church of England Primary School, we strive for everyone in our community to have the opportunity to develop to their full potential, within the context of a Christian learning environment. Through Religious Education, pupils develop their knowledge of Christianity and other world faiths, and their understanding and awareness of the beliefs, values and traditions of other individuals, societies, communities and cultures. We encourage our pupils to ask questions about the world and to reflect on their own beliefs, values and experiences.
Together, following Jesus’ teaching, we aim to develop:
⮚ Attitudes of mutual respect and understanding of other races, religions and ways of life.
⮚ Strong links and partnerships between home, school and Parish.
⮚ A caring, friendly ethos based on Christian values.
⮚ An atmosphere of learning, prayer and reflection to promote spiritual awareness within our community.
In Voluntary Aided Schools the management of Religious Education is a distinctive role of the Governors and Head Teacher. RE must be provided in accordance with the school’s Trust Deed and in accordance with the rites, practices and doctrines of the Church of England. The Governing Body as a whole is responsible for determining the nature of Religious Education provided in its school.
Underpinned by the following Coppull Parish curriculum drivers:
Developing speech & language
RE provides many opportunities for role play, debates, discussion and presenting work orally, all of which develop children’s confidence in speaking, whilst enhancing their religious vocabulary.
Children learn about other faiths and cultures throughout our RE curriculum. This includes learning about pilgrimages, holy books and festivals relating to Judaism, Islam, Sikhism and Hinduism. Our pupils also visit places of worship and we invite guest speakers into school to talk about their faith and culture with the children.
Mental Health and Wellbeing
As a Church of England primary school, we teach children they are loved by God and how prayer and the Coppull Parish family can help them through difficult times.