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All Saints Church of England Primary School

"Guiding all our flock to flourish"

RE

Religious Education enables children to investigate and reflect on some of the most fundamental questions asked by people. At All Saints CE Primary School we develop the children’s knowledge and understanding of the major world faiths, and we address fundamental questions concerning, for example, the meaning of life and the existence of a divine spirit. We enable children to develop a sound knowledge not only of Christianity but also of other world religions. Children reflect on what it means to have a faith and to develop their own spiritual knowledge and understanding. We help the children learn from religions as well as about religions.

 

The objectives of teaching Religious Education in our school are to help children:

 

  • Develop an awareness of spiritual and moral issues arising in their lives.
  • Develop knowledge and understanding of Christianity and other major world religions and value systems.
  • Develop an understanding of what it means to be committed to a religious tradition.
  • Be able to reflect on own experiences and develop a personal response to the fundamental questions of life.
  • Develop an understanding of religious traditions and to appreciate the cultural differences in Britain today.
  • Develop investigative and research skills, and make reasoned judgements about religious issues.
  • Have respect for other people’s views, and celebrate the diversity in society.

Through RE lessons at All Saints children are encouraged to reflect on the 'big questions' about life and faith. This starts from Reception, and is a skill built on throughout the school journey. Our aim is to develop deep-thinking and enquiry, and to share ideas and opinions, whilst listening to and respecting others' beliefs and values.

Even the youngest children amaze us with their profound observations!

 
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