R.E.

As individuals in an ever-changing world, it is important that we continually aspire to engage with and learn more about different cultures, beliefs and faiths. We aim to instil our children with a strong foundation of knowledge, moral values, and a curiosity of other lifestyles and traditions, in order to aid their development as tolerant, empathetic and respectful young people.

Our ‘Questful RE’ syllabus enables this growth, providing considerable opportunities for spiritual development and personal reflection. It provokes challenging questions about purpose, truth, values, identity and belonging in children, and prepares them for citizenship in today’s diverse society.

We recognise that RE, more than any other subject, has the potential to have the most powerful and lasting effect on the child’s heart and mind, and therefore reflect this in our curriculum, with a range of resources across different mediums, and by facilitating valuable, practical experiences.

As citizens, we should continue to learn from and be exposed to multiple cultures and faiths in order to develop as sensitive, understanding human beings and build inclusive, representative communities. This important journey begins in our youth, which is why our RE curriculum seeks to encourage and support our children to absorb, discuss, interact and reflect on individuals and groups of varying religions and beliefs.

Mrs Sidat is our RE subject leader.

Having lived in several diverse communities over the years, Mrs Sidat believes that religious education is vital in developing our wider understanding of people and societies across the globe. She continually strives to increase her own knowledge and awareness through interacting with and learning from others of different backgrounds and beliefs; visiting culturally significant sites; and via various forms of media.

CURRICULUM OVERVIEW AND SKILLS PROGRESSION

Super-learning days are another fun way to learn about religions, look at the photos of our Diwali super-learning day.

Year One went to visit the Hindu Temple in Preston, it was very interesting!