At Suffolks Primary School, we ensure that Religious Education is taught in a positive way that promotes tolerance and mutual respect for a range of faiths as well as those who do not follow a particular faith. It builds upon the children's spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Our RE lessons are intended to offer a broad and rich RE curriculum to allow for coverage of the areas prescribed; to allow for a variety of ways to explore religions, their community and personal development and wellbeing. The lessons have an intention of providing a high quality, coherent and progressive experience of the subject, with scope for cross-curricular learning.
Each year, all children visit a religious place of worship and by the end of Year 6, children will have visited a wide range of places and listened to a variety of speakers and visitors.
Religious Education is taught through two main strands - learning about different religions and learning from different religions. Through these main strands, children will learn about a range of beliefs and teachings; how beliefs are conveyed; a range of practices, ceremonies and lifestyles; to understand values in our lives and the lives of others.
By the time our children leave primary school, we want them to understand the relevance of RE in today's modern world and how it affects our lives.