RE is taught in each year group and gives the children the chance to hear and learn about different religions in our society and world. They learn through discussion, drama and art the wealth of beliefs and how these are important to people. At Ladysmith we follow the Devon Agreed Syllabus for RE.
The importance of religious education in the curriculum
Religious education provokes challenging questions about the meaning and purpose of life, beliefs about God, issues of right and wrong and what it means to be human.
RE in Devon, Plymouth and Torbay schools develops children’s knowledge and understanding of Christianity (which is taught throughout each key stage of learning) and the other principal religions. In Devon, Plymouth and Torbay these are Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism).
Consideration is also given to other non-religious perspectives such as humanism.
RE offers children opportunities for personal reflection and spiritual development. It considers the influence of religion on individuals, families, communities and cultures.
In Learning about Religion children learn about different beliefs and teachings, practices and ways of life and how religions express themselves in different ways.
In Learning from Religion children reflect on and consider important questions of identity and belonging (e.g. who and what matters to me?) questions of meaning (e.g. what do people believe about how life began?) and values and commitments (e.g. who and what do I value?)
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