Religious education is seen as a core subject in our school, it is Christian based but includes the teaching of all major world faiths to prepare our children for a multi-faith society and to build tolerance and mutual understanding. We ensure that children not only learn about religion but also learn from it. We ensure that there is ample opportunity to reflect on what they have learned and to consider the implications on their lives.
We intend for children to develop understanding of key concepts within Christianity, Islam, Judaism and Hinduism. We want our pupils to be able to be able to connect, critically reflect upon, evaluate and apply their learning to their own growing understanding of religion belief (particularly Christianity), of themselves, the world and human experience. We want out pupils to question, wonder and explore.
Parents have the right to withdraw their child from this aspect of school life where their child would be supervised by a member of staff.
Long term plan
Our long term plan outlines learning across all year groups, focusing on key Christian concepts and the exploration of other faiths. We use Understanding Christianity as our main scheme for learning, which supports children to develop a broad understanding of Christianity and how religious belief can impact on the day to day lives of people.