R.E. Subject Leader: Miss J Wilson
The teaching of RE is based on the Wakefield Agreed Syllabus, through which our children develop their knowledge of Christianity, Islam and Hinduism. Through the study of different religions we aim to encourage all our children to recognise the right of people to hold diverse beliefs and values, and to help them develop positive attitudes of respect and tolerance towards other people.
We use RE to encourage our children to develop an appreciation of the world in which they live and to reflect upon their responsibility towards it. RE also provides us with opportunities to enhance children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
As part of daily collective worship, our children are also exposed to other principle religions, through celebrations of festivals from a variety of different faiths. We have strong links with the Methodist church in Featherstone and Rev Andrew is a valued member of our school community, regularly visiting our school and contributing to our celebration assemblies.
- RE aims to develop pupils’ knowledge and understanding of Christianity and other principal religions.
- It promotes children's spiritual, moral, social and cultural development through exploring their own and other’s beliefs.
- RE plays a key role in developing the children’ sense of identity and belonging.
- It enables children to develop respect for others, particularly those whose faiths and beliefs are different from their own. This enables children to learn from different religions, beliefs, values and traditions.
- RE is important in enabling children to develop a wider understanding of the world in which they live.