RE Intent Statement

Religious Education at Ludlow Junior School is taught in accordance with the Hampshire Agreed Syllabus (Living Difference 3). The engaging and interesting lessons enable pupils to appreciate their own and others' beliefs and cultures, helping them to develop a clear understanding of the significance of religion in their local area as well as in the world today.

In order to achieve this outcome, learning is focused on a key concept such as justice, peace, belonging or sacrifice. Each unit’s concept follows a cycle which allows the children to enquire what is important to a specific religion, contextualise how those religious people would respond to the concept and evaluate why this concept is important to the religion, communicate their own beliefs, apply an idea or concept to their own lives. Children are given opportunities to develop understanding and respect for religious communities and to challenge prejudice, discrimination and stereotyping. This is through coherently planned and sequenced lessons in order to develop and build upon children’s prior knowledge.

The religions studied in year 3 and 4 are Christianity and Judaism, with Christianity and Islam in years 5 and 6 (Hinduism is taught in KS1 feeder schools).

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