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Religious Education

RE Doc

Coordinator: Mr Richards.

Religious Education at our school enables children to investigate and reflect on some of the most fundamental questions asked by people, instilling a sense of awe and wonder.

We aim to develop children’s knowledge and understanding of the major world faiths, and address questions concerning, for example, different cultures’ beliefs about life and a divine spirit.

We enable children to develop a sound knowledge of Christianity, Islam, Judaism and other world religions. Children are encouraged to reflect on what it means to have a faith and to develop their own spiritual knowledge and understanding.

We help our children to learn from religions as well as about religions. A key principle is that good teaching in RE allows children both to learn about religious traditions and to reflect on what the religious ideas and concepts mean to them.

Teaching enables children to explore their own values and beliefs whilst supporting their spiritual growth and development. Children build on their own experiences and  extend their knowledge and understanding of religious traditions. They learn about religious festivals such as Easter, Diwali and Passover to develop their religious thinking.

We visit places of worship within the locality and invite representatives of local religious groups to come into school and talk to the children.

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