RE – Intent Statement
At Wren Park, our RE curriculum is centred on a board and rich curriculum that ensures coverage of the Derbyshire and Derby City RE Syllabus. We aim to promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, social and mental wellbeing of all of our pupils. We believe that children should be taught about all the major religions, in particular those that reflect the community we live in and the diversity and richness of modern day Britain.
Through our planning and delivery, we aim to ensure that children gain an understanding of the range of religions, world-views and different cultures in the UK and around the world, which we believe is vital as part of our global connections. We give pupils the opportunity to be inquisitive by asking and answering questions about the world around them through high quality experiences. We aim to ensure children have high quality, first hand experiences through local community members visits to school, providing opportunities to visit local places of worship and experience key celebrations and religious festivals.
Not only is RE important in our understanding of the world as it is today, it links learning from the past to our own lives. We hope that the teaching of RE helps to promote tolerance, respect and understanding for our harmonious futures within our local community and beyond.
Our teaching of RE is designed to be high quality, coherent and progressive, enabling the children to be empathetic, tolerant, knowledgeable and respectful for the cultures and religions of those in our community and around the world. We are an inclusive, multi-cultural school where we promote equality, open-mindedness and our similarities and differences are celebrated. We believe that the teaching of RE should be enjoyable and should enrich the children’s relationships with one another and those living in our community and beyond. We actively encourage the children to celebrate and share their own faith in a supportive and enabling environment, where everyone’s individual beliefs are equally valued and opportunities provided nurture the children’s moral and spiritual development.