Joseph Cash is part of a wonderfully diverse community. We recognise that religion and belief, for many people, forms a crucial part of their culture and identity. Our core values at Joseph Cash are at the heart of how we teach RE. We ensure that children are taught key knowledge, in a creative way, to ensure that they are equipped to talk about RE in a sensitive and respectful way.
We believe that RE contributes to spiritual, moral, social and cultural development (SMSC) of all children, and that this makes a significant contribution to helping pupil's develop and demonstrate skills and attitudes that will allow them to participate fully in and contribute positively to life in modern Britain, through practising the skills of tolerance and mutual respect as seen in Fundamental British Values. RE provides us with opportunities to develop pupils learning and understanding of people they will meet, work and live alongside.
At Joseph Cash, we follow the Discovery Curriculum. Each year group explores a key enquiry question within each unit of learning and over the course of year, children will learn about Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism.
Each unit is supported by a Knowledge Organiser which details the key facts, vocabulary and skills for each unit. This is sent home in advance of the unit, allowing children to make a head start on their learning.