At Roselands, we believe that it is important for all our pupils to learn about religion, so that they can understand the world around them. The aim of Religious Education in our school is to help children explore what people believe and what difference this makes to how individuals lead their lives, so that pupils can gain the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to handle questions raised by religion and belief, reflecting on their own ideas and ways of living. We encourage children to develop the ability to make reasoned and informed judgements about religious and moral issues and enhance their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
Our curriculum aims to encourage creativity, imagination, enquiry, debate and discussion. It is planned, using the Devon and Torbay agreed syllabus and designed around these key themes:
• making sense of belief
• making connections
• understanding the impact of belief
Religious Education at Roselands is taught each half term with children revisiting different religions regularly, so that children can revisit skills and knowledge to achieve depth in their learning. Planning identifies the key knowledge and skills of each theme to ensure that knowledge and skills build progressively.