What children learn in RE lessons
It is important for our children to learn to be respectful of both their own and other people's beliefs and cultures. This helps make schools and communities a fairer place for everybody, whatever their religion, culture, language or background.
The children’s learning begins in the Foundation Stage where it forms a valuable part of their educational experience. Learning is play-based and child-centred. In Key Stage 1, the children study the religions that most represent the local community, so children at our school study Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism in addition to Christianity. In Key Stage 2, we introduce Judaism and Sikhism. The other religions continue to be taught chronologically.
Our approach to teaching RE
The teaching of RE is enhanced by the use of artefacts, the sharing of stories, meeting religious people and visits to places of worship. Across the school we have a focus on revisiting fundamental concepts and vocabulary to help the children to retain knowledge about individual religions and universal concepts.
Children’s achievements in RE
Our children enjoy learning about other people. They value and understand the importance of respecting differences. In RE, our children develop many key skills including research, selection, analysis, interpretation, reflection, empathy, discernment, evaluation, synthesis, application, expression and communication.