At Linaker Primary we follow the Sefton S.A.C.R.E syllabus. We welcome all faiths and cultures and believe that our syllabus provides children with a progression of skills that will prepare them for our ever changing world as they grow.
The purpose of RE
• Religious education contributes dynamically to children’s and young people’s education in schools by
provoking challenging questions about meaning and purpose in life, beliefs about God, ultimate reality,
issues of right and wrong and what it means to be human.
• In RE pupils learn about and from religions and worldviews in local, national and global contexts, to
discover, explore and consider different answers to these questions.
• Pupils learn to evaluate wisdom from different sources, to develop and express their insights in
response, and to agree or disagree respectfully.
• Teaching therefore should equip pupils with systematic knowledge and understanding of a range of
religions and worldviews, enabling them to develop their ideas, values and identities.
• It should develop in pupils an aptitude for dialogue, so that they can participate positively in society,
with its diverse religions and worldviews.
• Pupils should gain and deploy the skills needed to understand, interpret and evaluate texts, sources of
wisdom and authority and other evidence.
• Pupils should be given opportunities to reflect upon their own personal responses to the fundamental
human questions to which religious and non-religious worldviews respond.
• Pupils should learn to articulate clearly and coherently their personal beliefs, ideas, values and
experiences while respecting the right of others to differ.
The curriculum for RE aims to ensure that all pupils:
1. Know about and understand a range of religious and non-religious worldviews1, so that they can:
• describe, explain and analyse beliefs and practices, recognising the diversity which exists within and
between communities and amongst individuals
• identify, investigate and respond to questions posed, and responses offered, by some of the
sources of wisdom2 found in religious and non-religious worldviews
• appreciate and appraise the nature, significance and impact of different ways of life and ways of
2. Express ideas and insights about the nature, significance and impact of religious and non-religious
worldviews, so that they can:
• explain, using reasoned arguments, their ideas about how beliefs, practices and forms of
expression influence individuals and communities
• express with increasing discernment their personal reflections and critical responses to questions
and teachings about identity, diversity, meaning and value, including ethical issues
• appreciate and appraise varied dimensions of religion.3
3. Gain and deploy the skills needed to engage seriously with religious and non-religious worldviews, so
that they can:
• investigate key concepts and questions of belonging, meaning, purpose and truth, responding
• enquire into what enables different individuals and communities to live together respectfully for
the wellbeing of all
• articulate clearly beliefs, values and commitments in order to explain why they may be important in
their own and other people’s lives.
KEY R.E. Curriculum Documents
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