Religious Education

Pennoweth implements the Crofty MAT knowledge and skills progression which follows the Cornwall Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education (2014).  This aims aims to nurture pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.  The Agreed Syllabus is due to be updated again in 2020.  

We develop children’s knowledge and understanding of some of the major world faiths by exploring the beliefs, values and traditions of Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism. Pupils consider the religious experiences, feelings and influences of the different faiths on their followers and explore their own beliefs, sense of identity and belonging and questions of meaning. In accordance with the requirements of the Cornwall Agreed Syllabus, 60% of time each year is spent studying Christianity and the remaining 40% learning about Hinduism in Key Stage One, and one of the other four religions in each year of Key Stage Two. As part of Christianity, children explore the rich Cornish-Celtic heritage of Cornwall and its impact through the Curriculum Kernewek.

R.E. is delivered through integrated topic work or discrete R.E. mini-topics as appropriate, as well as through our programme of assemblies and collective worship. Through the use of ICT, educational visits, handling artefacts and workshops with members of different faiths, we enhance our children’s understanding of our multicultural society and encourage respect and sensitivity towards other people and their beliefs.
Children may be withdrawn from RE and collective worship on religious grounds, at parental request. Should you wish to discuss this, please inform the Headteacher in writing.

Subject Leader: Miss Delaney


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