"Have a big enough heart to love unconditionally, and a broad enough mind to embrace the differences that make each of us unique." D.B. Harrop
Our aim is to deliver a broad curriculum which encompasses both our school motto of “Live, Laugh, Learn” and ties in closely with our British Values and RSHE curriculum.
There is a huge emphasis on the importance of understanding and respecting the beliefs and core values of others. Through exploring a variety of religious’ beliefs, celebrations and traditions, children will also gain a better understanding of their place in the world.
This will allow children to make connections and comparisons between religions, building on existing knowledge during their four years at Langley Mill Academy, whilst also making inter-disciplinary links across subjects such as history and geography.
Our religious education curriculum is based on the Derbyshire Agreed Syllabus. The objectives covered have been divided between the year groups to ensure that children explore a variety of religious beliefs and traditions during every year. How our curriculum is organised can be seen here. Each year group has opportunities for children to identify similarities and differences between Christianity and other religions.
Religious education is taught weekly at Langley Mill. Staff use smartboards to plan and share lessons with pupils and each lesson will include a starter where previous learning is revisited to ensure prior learning is embedded. Comparisons between different religions are discussed and links made throughout each topic so that pupils recognise the similarities and differences of different religious beliefs.
Children record their understanding of their learning in different ways including written work, art, photographs, drama and discussions. Where there is a written outcome this is recorded in their curriculum books.
Children are equipped with the knowledge and understanding to respond wisely and respectfully to news, social media and the opinions of others.
Children can recognise religious symbols and diversity within the wider community. They enjoy participating in discussions surrounding religious beliefs and are open to listening to others. They are considerate, responsible and take pride in their work.