In Religious Education we aim to apply an understanding of Christianity to make reasoned and informed responses to life issues and moral choices
- To develop some knowledge and understanding of other faiths in line with the SDBE Suggested Syllabus.
- To apply an understanding of religion to develop sensitivity and respect towards all people.
- To develop the ability to reflect on and communicate with others issues of truth, belief and faith
- To develop a knowledge and understanding of the Christian Faith and the Anglican tradition through a study of: Creation, Prayer and Worship, the Life and Teachings of Jesus, Old Testament Characters, Living out our Faith and Christian Festivals
In Reception Classes, RE units are approached ‘holistically’ – starting with the children’s own experiences, relating ‘religious’ experience to the ‘secular’ especially in the family setting. Christianity is the high focus, but other faiths will be addressed as relevant to children in the class and to major festivals being celebrated in the wider community.
In all Year One and Two units, Christianity is the high focus, but in Year One there will be a secondary focus on Judaism (both as essential background to Christianity and also as a religion in its own right) and in Year Two on Islam. Aspects of these faiths – and of faiths of other children in the class – will be included in all KSl topics when relevant (under topics such as Symbols and Sacred Books).
In Key Stage Two, Christianity is the main Faith studied alongside work on the other major faiths (Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism and Sikhism). In the topic based units (such as The Natural World and Pilgrimage), Christianity is usually high focus but other faith perspectives are to be included especially when relevant to the children in the class and/or current affairs.
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