Why is RE important?
At The Grove Primary School we firmly believe that through Religious Education all pupils are taught to develop spiritually, academically, emotionally and morally in a way that enables them to understand and value themselves and others and to better cope with the opportunities, challenges and responsibilities of living in a rapidly changing, multicultural world.
Religious Education can also develop personal integrity and a sense of responsibility by learning about what is fair and unfair, right and wrong, and by engaging with issues of truth, trust and justice and a range of ethical issues. It can help pupils gain a sense of conscience through considering the importance of rights, responsibilities and duties of individual citizens, whether religious or not, and what it means to respect the laws of the land.
How is Religious Education currently taught across the key stages?
Our children are taught a variety of the major world religions. These include Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Judaism and Sikhism, as well as considering the beliefs of those that are not religious. From Year 1 through to Year 6 each of the major religions will be covered. Throughout both Key Stages children are given the opportunity to not only learn about the individual religions but are encouraged to discuss and think about their similarities and differences with other religions at the same time. We plan for Religious Education to be an active enquiry process, with meaningful, well-informed and balanced debates. Through enquiry, pupils should build their knowledge and understanding by forming a relationship with what they learn about other religions and worldviews, so that they can consider and reflect meaningfully on what they have learnt to create an informed view.