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Religious Education is taught within the Humanities area of study.

Religious Education

These 4 attitudes are essential for good learning in RE and are developed throughout both Key Stages:

  • Self-awareness
  • Respect for all
  • Open-mindedness
  • Appreciation and wonder

Aims and Purposes

  • To provide rich and varied contexts for pupils to acquire, develop and apply a broad range of knowledge, understanding and skills.
  • To promote pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
  • To enable pupils to challenge stereotypes and discrimination.
  • Prepare pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life.
  • Help pupils develop principles for distinguishing between right and wrong.

Content

  • Learning about religion – covers pupils’ knowledge and understanding of individual religions and how they relate to each other. It includes enquiry into the nature of religion, its beliefs, teachings and ways of life. It includes the skills of interpretation, analysis and explanation.
  • Learning from religion – develops pupils’ reflection on and response to their own and others’ experiences. Pupils learn to develop and communicate their own ideas, particularly about identity, belonging, meaning, purpose, truth and commitment.
  • The Breadth of RE – Christianity is studied throughout each Key Stage. The other principle religions represented in Great Britain Buddhism, Hinduism Islam, Judaism, and Sikhism are the focus of a progressed study between the ages of 11 and 16.

 

Class 1 looking at prayer mats

 

Year 7 making Hindu Trimurti fans

 

Year 7's 2017 Chatolic church trip

Year 7 visited the local Catholic church. We looked at the features of a church both inside and out. We had a great trip! 

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