Religious Education

Religious Education

RE is taught discretely and applied into thematic learning where appropriate. As well as RE units of work our assemblies cover aspects of RE. In RE children will investigate and learn about a variety of religious beliefs and teachings through a specific key question. These can be seen in the attached document outlining key questions and religions focused on.

Through our teaching of RE we aim to:

  • stimulate pupils curiosity, interest and enjoyment in R.E, developing a sense of awe and wonder about the world;
  • encourage a positive, enthusiastic attitude towards R.E;
  • acquire knowledge and understanding of religious beliefs and practices in the main area of Christianity, some aspects of Hinduism, Judaism, Islam and other principal religions represented in the UK;
  • appreciate the religious and moral perspective on questions, issues and concerns and human experience, the world and aspects of religion;
  • make informed judgments and develop beliefs, values and patterns of behaviour which will further meaning of purpose to life;
  • respond personally and express their responses in a variety of ways to religious and moral questions;
  • enable pupils to develop a range of desirable personal qualities such as politeness, perseverance, initiative and independence, also care, concern and responsibility for living things and the natural world;
  • encourage respect and empathy for other peoples’ views;
  • develop knowledge and understanding of right and wrong;
  • promote racial and cultural harmony;
  • develop pupil understanding of charities and good causes.

 

Through RE we can also:

  • Improve pupils’ skills in literacy, numeracy and ICT
  • Develop pupils’ thinking skills
  • Promote pupils’ awareness and understanding of gender, cultural, spiritual and moral issues
  • Develop pupils as active citizens