The intent of Religious Education (RE) at our Church of England Primary School is to provide our students with a comprehensive understanding of religion, fostering respect, tolerance, and empathy towards diverse beliefs and cultures. We aim to empower our students to develop a strong sense of their own spirituality, values, and moral compass, while promoting critical thinking and an appreciation for the role of religion in society. Through engaging and inclusive RE lessons, we strive to nurture a positive and inclusive learning environment that encourages students to explore, question, and deepen their understanding of religious traditions and their significance in the world.
To implement our RE curriculum effectively, we will provide a well-structured program that follows the guidance of the Durham Agreed Syllabus and incorporates a wide range of religious traditions, including Christianity, Buddhism, Judaism, Hinduism, Islam, and Sikhism. Our curriculum will be designed to promote both knowledge and understanding of religious beliefs and practices, as well as opportunities for students to think critically and reflect upon their own beliefs, values, and experiences. We will use a variety of teaching methods, including discussions, role-plays, visits to places of worship, and the use of multimedia resources, to cater to diverse learning styles and promote active participation.
Through our RE curriculum, we aim to have a positive and lasting impact on our students’ lives. We aspire to foster a sense of curiosity, tolerance, and respect for different religious and cultural perspectives, equipping our students with the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate an increasingly diverse and interconnected world. By promoting critical thinking and encouraging students to reflect upon their own beliefs, values, and ethical choices, we hope to develop their moral and spiritual growth. We aim to instil a sense of social responsibility and a commitment to promoting peace, justice, and equality, rooted in the teachings of Christianity and other world religions. Ultimately, we seek to empower our students to become compassionate and empathetic individuals who can contribute positively to their communities and engage in interfaith dialogue.