Margaret Wix Primary School
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At Margaret Wix Primary School we follow The Hertfordshire Agreed Syllabus with the support of Discovery RE. It is a statutory requirement that all children from Reception to Year 6 participate in Religious Education lessons.
At Margaret Wix our main intention is to provide high quality religious education for all pupils.
Intent – why are we teaching this?
At Margaret Wix it is our intention to use Discovery RE (which supports us in following the Herts Agreed Syllabus for Education), alongside teachers’ expertise, to set high standards of teaching and learning in RE, enabling pupils to reach their potential in the subject.
Our RE Curriculum will:
The Margaret Wix community is diverse and we understand the vital need for representation within our teaching. We ensure diversity across the curriculum: careful thought and planning has gone into selecting whose stories we tell and how they are told. Our curriculum has been re-examined and we have endeavoured to reduce the western bias. We strive to ensure that BAME pupils see themselves reflected in our curriculum, all year round. We call our personalised curriculum ‘The Wix Way’. In RE, this includes learning about the six principal religions and comparing and contrasting beliefs and practices.
Implementation – how are we teaching this?
At Margaret Wix pupils are taught Religious Education weekly but sometimes it may be delivered through a class topic, whole school themed events or a class trip. Teachers plan from the Hertfordshire Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education 2017-2022, using Discovery RE for guidance.
We use the non-statutory guidance ‘Religion for Today and Tomorrow’ to support planning. From Reception to Year 6, all pupils at Margaret Wix will follow a coherent and systematic study of the principal religion of Christianity across each key stage. All pupils will then be introduced to the other five principal religions represented in Great Britain by the end of key stage 2.
The other principal religions being taught at Margaret Wix are: -
All children across the school will cover these eight key areas of learning:-
Impact – what is the effect on the pupils?
The children at Margaret Wix Primary will:
Margaret Wix is an inclusive school. We promote respect, inclusivity and tolerance in all areas of school life. Through our RE curriculum we aim to celebrate key religious events and festivals for all principal religions.