At Northfield we follow the Wakefield Agreed Syllabus for RE.
Our INTENT for RE is to use a range of strategies to allow children to think and consider the big questions that the RE curriculum brings. We aim to ensure that all thinking and reflection time is purposeful and leads to deeper learning. To ensure that this happens, we are mindful of thinking and reflection when planning units of work that consider big questions.
Our primary school curriculum works with the SACRE agreed syllabus for Wakefield, and it aims to challenge children to learn about a range of religions and non-religious worldviews whilst also considering the big questions of life. At our school we want to ensure that our children go out into the world with the knowledge and skills to understand the beliefs of others and live in today’s diverse and ever changing world. Our curriculum plans aim to give our children the opportunities to learn about religion and non-religious worldviews in a variety of ways for example: through art, music, drama and dance as well as through discussion and more formal writing opportunities.
All children at Northfield take part in weekly RE lessons that cover the five main religions. Throughout the year each year group goes on a visit to a place of worship.
Academic Year 2019/20
EYFS: Wedding at South Kirkby Church
KS1: Visit a Mosque
LKS2: Comparing South Kirkby Church with Wakefield Cathedral
UKS2: Compare and contrast a Mosque, a synagogue and Kirkstall Abbey