RE aims and coverage
RE subject matter gives particular opportunities to promote an ethos of respect for others, challenge stereotypes and build understanding of other cultures and beliefs. This contributes to promoting a positive and inclusive school ethos that champions democratic values and human rights.
Religious education for children and young people helps to provokes challenging questions. It enables children to think about the meaning and purpose of life, beliefs, the self, issues of right and wrong, and what it means to be human. It develops pupils’ knowledge and understanding of Christianity, other principal religions, and religious traditions promoting respect for others. RE also encourages pupils to explore their own beliefs (whether they are religious or non-religious), they also explore how their actions can impact on the social and emotional aspects of others and the wider community and how they can impact on the wider world. All children need to know who they are and be valued. RE enables pupils to build their sense of identity and belonging, which helps them flourish within their communities and as citizens in a diverse society.
We seek to support the children by ensuring RE enables them to:
- Be aware that human life is not merely material life, and to explore spiritual experiences in their own lives and the lives of others.
- Approach sensitively and respectfully the beliefs, actions and feelings of all people so that they can take a full part in building a more cohesive community where people of different religions and no religion can live together harmoniously
- Understand the relationships between the individual and the community in religious life.
- Develop appropriate ways of communicating their own thoughts, feelings and responses.
- Apply these insights to the development of their own beliefs, values and attitudes.
- Develop themselves personally and spiritually.
- Be able to reflect on their own experiences.
We are legally required to follow the Lancashire Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education “Search for Meaning.” The RE curriculum maintains a balanced approach between:
Learning about Religion (AT 1) – living religious traditions and beliefs and values.
Learning from religion (AT 2) – shared human experience and the search for personal meaning.
Within the nursery R.E is covered within understanding the world and PHSE. The children also engage in many festivals and celebrations through the year including Diwali, Eid and Christmas