RE & World Views

Why do we teach RE at Euler?

At Euler, we believe that it is important for all our pupils to learn from and about religion, so that they can understand the world around them. The aim of Religious Education in our school is to engage pupils in enquiring into and exploring questions arising from the study of religion. Children and young people are growing up in a world where there is increasing awareness of the diversity of

religious and other worldviews and the impact this diversity can have on individuals and society.

Learning about religion and worldviews contributes dynamically to children`s education

by provoking challenging questions about meaning and purpose in life. At Euler we help children to question the purpose in life and acquire knowledge and understanding of the ways in which beliefs influence people in their behaviour, lifestyle, practices and outlook. We enable our pupils to become aware of their own beliefs and values and to have a positive attitude to the search for meaning and purpose in life. We encourage our pupils to develop a positive attitude towards other people who hold religious beliefs different from their own and respecting difference and diversity. We include and promote British Values, ensuring that children are aware of their rights and responsibilities as UK citizens. Our RE curriculum is designed to encourage creativity, imagination, enquiry, debate, discussion and independence.

 

What is the RE curriculum offer at Euler?

Euler follows the East Riding and Hull Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education in accordance with the East Riding’s ‘Standing Advisory Council of Religious Education’ (SACRE).  The RE curriculum at Euler is organised to support the development of children’s knowledge of religious and non-religious beliefs and world views, practices and ways of life and enable children to make links between these. The RE curriculum at Euler is also designed to support positive attitudes and values, and encourage children to reflect and relate learning to their own experience.  The RE offer provides weekly learning opportunities across the 6 key principal religions with a focus on three mutually supportive disciplines – Theology, Philosophy and Social Sciences.

There are no presumptions made as to the religious backgrounds and beliefs and values of the children and the staff. At Euler we value the religious background of all members of the school community and treat everyone with respect and sensitivity, seeing diversity within religion as a learning opportunity.

 

How are knowledge and skills acquired in RE?

The RE curriculum is a ‘progression model’ with a system of assessment points across the academic year which helps identify gaps in pupils’ learning. In the syllabus there are statutory End of Key

Stage Expectations which describe the knowledge, skills and understanding expected of a pupil

who has a secure understanding of what has been taught.

 

The knowledge and skills are developed through an engaging curriculum offer using a range of resources including interactive/sensory stimuli, digital and real-world experiences to increase pupils’ knowledge of religions and the elements in them. It provides our pupils with first-hand experiences, including visitors to school from faith communities, involvement in festivals visits and visits to religious buildings such as St. Nicholas Church.

All weekly lessons provide a range of activities to give personal experiences, build a sense of self and enhance social and life skills which aims to help pupils to understand and appreciate their world and the diversity of cultures around them.

 

Enrichment

Enrichment opportunities are interweaved into each topic to enable pupils to learn from experiences and shared knowledge. Examples include visits to local faith communities, visits to religious buildings, celebrations of different faiths and religions throughout the year and the involvement on local festivals. The RE curriculum is responsive to pupils needs and is inclusive of pupil’s voice.

“Our staff know pupils and their families exceptionally well and build positive, productive relationships so all pupils succeed. “

Our Ethos

“We value the positive contributions of stakeholders to improve outcomes for each pupil.”

Our Key Values

“To provide a purpose built, safe, highly structured and emotionally supportive environment.”

Our Mission

“To provide an effective broad and balanced curriculum which develops academic skill with a focus on reading, writing and mathematics.”

Our Mission

“To provide a bespoke curriculum to meet social, emotional and mental health needs that builds resilience and confidence in pupils.”

Our Mission

“Our staff have high aspirations so that pupils will be broad in outlook to see beyond themselves, to reach confidently into a world of opportunity.”

Our Ethos

“Our pupils and families are listened to.”

Our Ethos

“We are committed to equality of opportunity for all pupils, their families and for staff.”

Our Key Values

“We value pupils’ personal development, including self-discipline, resilience and respect.”

Our Key Values

“Our staff will have high expectations of pupils’ behaviour and learning so that pupils can grow in confidence. “

Our Ethos

“Our ethos is based on creating a nurturing and inclusive environment where care and mutual respect promote positive relationships.”

Our Ethos

“To provide a specialist team of staff who understand the differing needs of pupils and enables them to access the curriculum and all allowing personal targets to be met”

Our Mission

“We treat pupils, their families and staff fairly, regardless of their background, race, religion, gender or sexual orientation.”

Our Key Values

“We value each pupil, as an individual with a unique potential to achieve.”

Our Key Values

“Our pupils and families feel special and belong to our supportive Euler community. “

Our Ethos

“To become a hub of expertise for inclusive practice which will support schools across the city.”

Our Mission

“Our classes will be small in number because our pupils have not succeeded within large mainstream classes. This allows our pupils to be supported to grow and learn in a caring and responsive group setting.”

Our Ethos