We value the importance of offering a range of relevant opportunities to support children to become respectful and tolerant citizens. This will enable them to understand the responsibilities of modern culture when growing up in a contemporary society. Through Religious Education, pupils develop their knowledge of the world faiths and their understanding and awareness of the beliefs, values and traditions of other individuals, societies, communities and cultures.
We use the agreed Easy Sussex Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education as the basis for our curriculum.
An enquiry-based approach will be develop an understanding and appreciation for the expression of beliefs, cultural practices and influence of principle religions and worldviews in the local, national and wider global community. A variety of stimuli will be used to engage, motivate and contextualise children’s learning including artefacts, images and food. Questioning will challenge the children and support them to reflect on their own beliefs, values and experiences.
Key English skills can be utilized within Religious Education by applying them in new ways, reinforcing and developing concepts such as poetry. Creative skills such as art and music should be used to allow children to develop their self-expression and reflect on their learning.
Through the well-planned and thoughtful teaching of RE, children will leave with good knowledge of the rich culture of faiths and traditions of the world and a deeper understanding of their own beliefs and values.
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