The Religious Education curriculum at Upton Heath is informed by the Cheshire West and Chester RE syllabus. As a Church of England Aided School our Religious Education curriculum also incorporates elements of Understanding Christianity as recommended by the Chester Diocese. Understanding Christianity is a project which helps all teachers support pupils in developing their own thinking and their understanding of Christianity, as a contribution to their understanding of the world and their own experience within it.
The Religious Education curriculum at UHPS is carefully planned and structured to encapsulate our curriculum intent of REACH (Relevant, Engaging, Aspirational, Creative and Holistic). Current learning builds on previous learning, as well as being linked to topics and experiences of relevance and interest to our children.
The Religious Education curriculum at UHPS aims to ensure that all pupils:
- Gain a coherent and widespread understanding of religious (and non-religious) beliefs and practices in the UK and around the world.
- Gain a deeper knowledge and understanding of Christian teaching and the Bible and are given the opportunity to apply this to their understanding of the world and their own experience in it.
- Are given the opportunity to consider and develop their own spirituality.
- Are able to understand the connection between Christian teachings and beliefs, and our school’s Christian values of RESPECT for all, RESILIENCE in action, TOGETHER to achieve, COMPASSION to understand.
- Are encouraged and motivated to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, consider arguments and develop perspective and judgement.
- Begin to understand and respect the complexity of people’s lives, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.
To the right you will find our RE curriculum statement.