RE is an important part of the curriculum that allows children the opportunity to explore many issues that they encounter at an age when life appears increasingly complex. Through learning about the beliefs, teaching and ways of living of others, and reflecting in turn on their own ideas and values, our children and young people will learn about things that really matter, recognising and appreciating diversity and respecting the diverse beliefs and traditions of others, with sensitivity and respect towards people of all faiths and none.
At Ackton Pastures Primary Academy, we believe that Religious Education should allow children to have the opportunity to discuss and question their beliefs and the beliefs of others with clear understanding and respect. We teach children how to question the beliefs of others in a mature and respectful way. Through effective teaching of key vocabulary, children will be able to discuss various religions with accuracy and confidence.
“Religious Education contributes dynamically to children and young people’s education in schools by provoking challenging questions about meaning and purpose in life, beliefs about God, ultimate reality, issues of right and wrong and what it means to be human.”