RELIGIOUS EDUCATION INTENT
Relationships are based on four principles: respect, understanding, acceptance and appreciation. (Mahatma Gandhi)
At Fremington Primary, we believe that Religious Education (R.E.) contributes dramatically to young people’s development. R.E. lessons provide a safe space for children to acquire and develop their understanding of different religious beliefs, values and traditions, whilst exploring how this relates to their own. We have an enquiring approach and encourage our children to ask questions about the world and to reflect on their own beliefs, values and experiences. This helps build tolerance and understanding of others within their own community and our Global Society.
Within the R.E. Curriculum, we cover a mainly Christian view as well as looking at Judaism, Hinduism, Islam and Humanism. We link these to World Values to ensure growth and deeper thinking, enabling them to be compassionate and responsible and make positive contributions to society. Through discussions, analysis and evaluation children:
· develop their sense of identify and belonging;
· increase their respect for and sensitivity towards others whose faiths and beliefs are different to their own;
· appreciate the way that religious beliefs shape life and behaviour;
· develop the ability to make reasoned and informed judgements about religious and moral issues;
· enhance their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
Our Curriculum encourages creativity, imagination, enquiry, debate, discussion and independence, allowing the child to grow and gain a sense of belonging in a supportive, happy environment, where they can flourish.
Think for yourself. Act for Everyone. (Humanists’ view)
RE at Fremington helps pupils make sense of religion and belief, reflecting on their own ideas and ways of living.
R.E is taught across the whole school using a mix of discreet lessons and cross curricular planning through PSHE, art, history or geography. Our aim is to provide children with an understanding of what religion is about, the important role it plays in the lives of many people throughout the world and how in turn that is expressed in their daily lives. We use the Devon agreed syllabus for RE, where Chritianity of the focus of the majority of teaching, however the curriculum also covers Judaism, Islam, Hinduism and Humanism.
We encourage children to find out about religions and develop an understanding and tolerance of people who hold a strong faith, and the role religion has played in history.
Religious Education Whole School Overview