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The Winchcombe School


Religious Education (RE)

At The Winchcombe, we teach R.E using the Pan Berkshire Syllabus, built around the following Big Ideas from the Cornerstones Curriculum; Humankind, Place, Comparison and Significance. Learning encompasses enquiry into, and investigation of, Christianity, other principal religions and world views represented in Britain. Pupils reflect upon the diversity within and between them, as well as the commonalities they may share. Teaching and learning is centred around a termly ‘Big Question’, These progress in depth and breadth through the Key Stages and pupils learn about and from religions. We aim to build upon prior knowledge and understanding and to develop the long-term retention of key vocabulary. We encourage pupils to share personal experiences and to communicate their responses creatively. We recognise and celebrate Interfaith festivals to promote belonging, understanding and respect within our school. Our overarching aim is to create curiosity about the meaning of life, beliefs about God, the self and the nature of reality, issues of right and wrong and what it means to be human. We strive to enable pupils to flourish individually within our diverse school community and as citizens in a global community.