Religious Education

Religious Education is taught within every year group throughout the school. As a church school, there is an emphasis on Christianity so that children learn to understand the faith whose principles underpin the school. Religious Education is taught in accordance with the Peterborough Agreed Syllabus.


Understanding Christianity.

Early years foundation stage (EYFS).

 

Christianity and other religions or belief systems as represented in the school and local area.

KS1

Christianity + Islam.

Lower KS2

Christianity + Buddhism and Sikhism, Judaism, Islam

Upper KS2

Christianity + Hinduism, Buddhism, Humanism

 

Our aims:

 

  • To develop positive attitudes of respect towards other people who hold views and beliefs different from their own; living in a society of diverse religions.

  • To fund the expansion of the pupil’s own spiritual/philosophical principles and beliefs, exploring and inspiring their own faith and beliefs.

  • To develop the ability to make reasoned and informal judgements about religious issues, with reference to the teachings of the principal religions represented in Peterborough and the United Kingdom.

  • o empower pupils to consider Christianity as the religion that fashioned British culture and legacy and religion that guides the lives of millions of people today.

  • To enable pupils to immerse themselves within other major religions and contemplate their impact on; and on the lives of their adherents, culture and politics, art and history.

Our outcomes for pupils at the end of their learning journey of our school: 

We aim that our children will: 

  • Think theologically and explore critical questions. 

  • Reflect critically on the truth claims of Christian beliefs and ask meaningful questions. 

  • Develop skills to analyse, infer and apply the Bible text. 

  • Recognise that faith is a certain way of understanding and responding to God and the world. 

  • Explain the diverse traditions of the Christian community. 

  • Articulate a well-informed response to Christianity. 

  • Respect those of all faiths in their search for God. 

  • Analytically reflect upon areas of shared belief and practice, between diverse faiths. 

  • Reflect and express their views on human’s journey and purpose.

Religious education enables children to reflect on human relationships, the wider world and the vision of the divine with characteristics such as courage, hope, belonging, caring for others, forgiveness, humility, morality, wholeness, service and love, so that they can face all the sufferings, challenges and opportunities of human life.

 

Helpful websites and links:

Religious Education Agreed Syllabus 

The Beginner’s Bible

BBC bitesize

Understanding Christianity

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