RE aims to give children the knowledge, critical thinking skills, open minded and respectful attitude with which to investigate the world of religion and beliefs and make their own decisions about what this means to them, whilst empathising with what it means to those who hold those beliefs. It also aims to enable children to grow spiritually by developing their awareness and skills of reflection, their experience of awe and wonder and their appreciation of stillness and silence
Christianity is taught in every year group, with Christmas and Easter given fresh treatment every year, developing children’s learning in a progressive way. Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism are included and there is flexibility as to which religions our school chooses to teach.
We believe RE is about subject knowledge, critical/evaluative thinking and personal spiritual development.
The curriculum aims to ensure that RE:
- is a learning experience to look forward to
- provides a safe enquiry space
- encourages deep questioning
- enhances critical thinking and evaluation skills
- supports spiritual development
- equips them to celebrate diversity