Religious Education for Life at Holgate Academy
Our religious curriculum aims to provide children with a rich and sensitive discourse about both religious and secular traditions of the world.
Our school mission statement, ‘Learning for Life’ ensures we provide an intellectually challenging and personally enriching curriculum that encourages children to make sense of their world whilst forming their own opinions and beliefs. We promote children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development encouraging their development into responsible citizens.
In Religious Education, we implement an inclusive, literacy rich, coherent and well-sequenced curriculum that focuses on crucial knowledge. We ensure that children build up a subject specific concept that is studied in a variety of different contexts on numerous occasions throughout their primary years. That includes religious and secular concepts, vocabulary and a focus on retrieving that knowledge. This supports children in retaining their knowledge long term.
Our well-designed Religious Education curriculum ensures that children can make links between a variety of faiths and secular traditions. Children develop a deep understanding of faith and differing views within faiths. They are encouraged to ask thought provoking questions and develop their own opinions. They develop a deep sense of citizenship and become active citizens in their community and the wider world.