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  • At Broughton Junior School we believe that religious education (RE) makes a distinctive contribution to the school curriculum.
  • It develops pupil’s knowledge and understanding of religion, religious beliefs, practice, language and traditions and their influence on individuals, communities, societies and cultures.
  • This subject enables pupils to consider and respond to a range of important questions related to their own spiritual development, the development of values and attitudes and fundamental questions concerning the meaning and purpose of life.
  • Education in this subject involves learning about religions and learning from religions.

 

Aims and Objectives

 

Our aims in teaching religious education are to offer opportunities for children to:

  • Acquire and develop knowledge and understanding of Christianity, Hinduism and Islamism.
  • Develop an understanding of the influence and beliefs, values and traditions of individuals, communities, societies and cultures.
  • Develop the ability to make reasoned judgements about religious and moral issues.
  • Develop a positive attitude towards other people, respecting their right to hold different beliefs from their own, and towards living in a society of diverse religions.
  • Enhance their spiritual, moral, cultural and social development by:
  • developing awareness of the fundamental questions raised by human experiences, and how religious teachings can relate to them
  • responding to questions with reference to the teachings and practices of religions, and to their own understanding and experience
  • fostering in students a reflective approach to living
  • Develop their sense of identity and belonging, preparing them for life as citizens in a plural society.
  • Develop enquiry and response skills through the use of distinctive language, listening and empathy
  • Reflect on, analyse and evaluate their beliefs, values and practices and communicate their responses. 

RE Policy

RE curriculum overview for all year groups

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