Learning from religion encourages pupils to reflect on their own and others’ experiences whilst developing and communicating their own ideas. RE teaching must reflect the fact that religious traditions in Great Britain are in the main, Christian, whilst taking account of the teaching and practises of other principle religions represented in the local and wider community.
Therefore our RE curriculum aims to: promote an awareness and understanding of beliefs, practices and experiences of Christianity and other world faiths, aiming to promote pupils positive attitudes and encourage respect towards other citizens, their beliefs and lifestyles. In particular, to engage pupils with challenges that arise from the fundamental questions of life through the study of religion and how this enhances pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
RE at Whetstone Field Primary School is taught in accordance with the aims of the Walsall agreed syllabus (SACRE document 2016). Our Teaching of RE broadly covers all the requirements of the Walsall agreed SACRE (2016) and is based on two attainment targets in the agreed syllabus:
• AT1 Learning about religion
• AT2 Learning from religion
We believe that every child matters and is entitled to a full range of RE learning experiences irrespective of gender, ethnicity, age or disability. We take into account that children learn in different ways, have differing abilities and therefore plan according to their individual needs.