Our principal aim in RE
In RE we ask lots of big, important questions.
We think about what is right and wrong and how our choices have consequences. We listen respectfully to each other as we learn about different world faiths and worldviews. RE teaches us about ourselves and other people, by thinking about what matters to us all.
As a Church of England school, the teaching and learning of Religious Education is given a very high priority. It is a core subject and we value the contribution it makes to the spiritual and emotional well being of our children as they develop into compassionate and respectful citizens.
We use the resource, 'Understanding Christianity' to structure the teaching of Christianity throughout school, and follow the new Derbyshire Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education as revised in September 2020 for all other world faiths and world views: Islam, Hinduism, Humanism, Buddhism and Judaism.
Learning in R.E. is enriched by many different visitors, including community faith leaders, family members and staff as they talk about their beliefs and values and how they impact positively on their lives. Each year we have 'special RE days' whereby children explore an aspect of Christianity creatively and in greater depth such as Harvest, Advent and Easter.