At Salusbury our Religious Education curriculum is very much focused around the National Curriculum guidance, in focusing the children’s learning and personal development on topics concerning: Spiritual, Moral, Social, Cultural, Well-being, and Community based themes within their learning journey.
The purpose of Religious Education is to enable our young learners to have the chance to think deeper on perhaps more thought-provoking and often challenging questions, such as; the meaning and purpose of life, beliefs about Faith, God, and the Natural environment. RE provides the children with an important space to talk and think about other interesting issues in life, of what is right and wrong, and what it means to be human. Pupils understanding of the major religions and beliefs, such as Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and other key religions, traditions, and worldviews is a vital skill for our children to possess, particularly when offering answers to more philosophical questions, and especially when reminded that the vast majority of the world’s populations do come from a faith-based background, and our pupils understanding of that.
RE contributes much to a child’s personal development and mental well-being, as well as hugely important subjects on community cohesion, respect for others, and tolerance in a diverse society. RE allows the children to also make key contributions to other parts of the schools broad curriculum, including: citizenship, personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE), the Humanities, sustainable development and more. Salusbury takes pride in providing our pupils with many opportunities for personal reflection, emotional and spiritual development, and broadening our understanding of the opinions and feelings of others in a respectful manner. A balanced and broad-based curriculum that promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, social, mental and physical development of our pupils within society, prepares them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences that lie ahead, for life beyond primary school.
We are also delighted to say that Salusbury will be using the Jigsaw scheme of work, which has already been a big success within the PSHE curriculum!