In the early years and primary phase at Harleston Sancroft Academy we are a community that flourishes through God’s love to live ‘Life in All its Fullness’ and aspire to provide high-quality RE that will support pupils’ religious literacy. Religiously literate means that pupils will have the ability to hold balanced and well-informed conversations about religion and worldviews. Pupils will be able to make sense of religion and worldviews around them and begin to understand the complex world in which they live. RE in the early years and primary phase is underpinned by our purpose for education which is to enable all pupils to flourish and grow. Through our values (hope, perseverance, wisdom, love, respect & faith) we aim to provide our pupils with an RE curriculum that is knowledge-rich, vocabulary-driven and skills-based. RE is primarily about enabling pupils to become free thinking, critical participants of public discourse, who can make academically informed judgements about important matters of religion and belief which shape the global landscape.
• To know about and understand a range of religious and non-religious worldviews by learning to see these through theological, philosophical and human/social science lenses.
• To express ideas and insights about the nature, significance and impact of religious and non-religious worldviews through a multidisciplinary approach.
• To gain and deploy skills rooted in theology, philosophy and the human/social sciences engaging critically with religious and non-religious worldviews.