Religious Education (RE) should engage, inspire and challenge pupils. It should equip them with the knowledge and skills to explore difficult philosophical questions, develop an understanding of different religious beliefs and also encourage them to reflect on their own ideas and way of living.
RE helps children to combat prejudice, appreciate diversity and promotes the integral values of tolerance and respect. In this way, the RE curriculum contributes towards establishing British values and aids children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
RE has an important role in preparing pupils for adult life, employment and lifelong learning. Our RE curriculum at Tividale Community Primary School enables pupils to develop a rich knowledge and deep understanding of the Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism and Sikhism. Through high quality RE teaching, children will develop a wide range of skills including enquiry, interpretation, evaluation and reflection.
Pupils are encouraged to participate in philosophical discussions and explore their own ideas and beliefs in a classroom environment where they feel heard, respected and understood.
Learners make connections between religions, beliefs and the experiences that all humans share. RE develops clear, broad and deep thinking about religions and beliefs. RE provokes pupils to consider challenging questions about possible meanings of life, issues of right and wrong, and what it means to be human.
RE encourages pupils to explore their own beliefs and questions of meaning as they learn from different religions, beliefs, values and traditions. RE encourages pupils to develop their sense of identity and belonging. It enables them to flourish individually within their communities and as citizens in a diverse society and global community.
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