Mrs G Lowry - RE Subject Leader.
At Eccleston Lane Ends, we believe that it is vital for all the pupils to learn about different religions, so they gain a good understanding of the world around them. We want our children to embrace religious education with wonder, curiosity, respect and an open mind. RE enables children to learn from other cultures, respect diversity, cooperate with one another and appreciate what they have. We want to prepare children for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life. A key to the importance of RE is the focus it provides for pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. We follow the Lancashire Agreed Syllabus for RE which makes a clear and intended connection between RE and pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
Our curriculum has been designed to take into account the requirements and guidelines presented in the Lancashire Agreed Syllabus for RE. The following religions have been selected for study:
Through an enquiry-based approach and first hand experiences, we seek to provide a curriculum that will promote the spiritual, moral, cultural and mental of all pupils. Preparing them for opportunities, responsibilities and experiences in later life.
We use RE to encourage pupils to learn and develop the positive attitudes of curiosity, wonder, appreciation, commitment, fairness and self-awareness to the beliefs and values of others.
Children may begin to explore the world of religion in terms of special people, books, times, places and objects. They listen to
and talk about stories. They are introduced to religious words where appropriate and will be given opportunities to explore different religions. They reflect on their own feelings and experiences. They use their imagination and curiosity to develop their appreciation and wonder of the world in which they live.
Through RE children learn lots about religions and why people choose, or choose not to follow a religion.
Through their RE learning, the children are able to:
- Make links between their own lives and those of others in their community and in the wider world.
- Develop an understanding of other people’s cultures and ways of life.
- Understand how other people choose to live and to understand why they choose to live in that way.