We recognise the important role that Religious Education plays in the personal development of our pupils. Whilst it has a particular contribution to their spiritual development, it also promotes the moral, social and cultural development of children.
In Religious Education we aim to provoke challenging questions, encourage pupils to explore their own beliefs, enable pupils to build their sense of identity and belonging and teach pupils to develop respect for others.
RE is taught through the whole school Enrichment Days (one per each half term). Themed assemblies support and enhance pupils' knowledge and skills.
During HH Enrichment Days all pupils will learn and develop knowledge and understanding of religion by:
- being taught the names of the important places and objects connected with the religions.
- becoming familiar with stories about the lives of religious leaders and teachers.
- being taught to recognize that some ideas and practices, such as festivals, are shared by more than one religion
- being taught to talk about the meaning of stories and symbols
- having an opportunity to meet people who belong to a religious community that is being studied
- developing their own spiritual and moral development
- being taught to realize that stories from religious traditions often deal with concerns and feelings similar to their own
- being taught to talk and think about puzzling questions which arise from the study of religions
- being taught to talk about things that that matter to them and to listen to what others have to say
- being taught to how to explore a sense of community
- being taught how to explore the difference between right and wrong; fair and unfair
- having an opportunity to using times of quiet to reflect on a story or other experiences
- developing positive attitudes towards other people and different beliefs
- being taught to feel confident about their own religious and cultural background
- having an experience of enjoying stories from different religious traditions
- being taught to recognize the similarities and differences of beliefs and points of views among their friends
- being taught that diversity is potentially positive, rather than necessarily threatening
- having an experience of exploring the religious beliefs, values and practices of others in their class.