Religious Education

Religious Education at Elizabeth Woodville

Religious Education is taught throughout school and is based upon the Leicestershire Agreed Syllabus within the National Curriculum.

Pupils extend their knowledge and understanding of religions and worldviews, recognising their local, national and global contexts.  We develop their curiosity to ask increasingly challenging questions about religion, belief, values and human life.  Pupils also learn to express their own ideas in response to the material they engage with, identifying relevant information, selecting examples and giving reasons to support their ideas and views.

Pupils are taught knowledge, skills and understanding through learning about Christians, Muslims, Hindus and Jewish people.

Our RE curriculum explores big questions about life, to find out what people believe and what difference this makes to how they live.  This enables pupils to make sense of religion, reflecting on their own ideas and ways of living. 

Learning is designed across three key questions:

 

Believing

Religious beliefs, teachings, questions about meaning, purpose and truth

Expressing

Religious and spiritual forms of expression, questions about identity and diversity.

Living

Religious practices and ways of living; questions about values and commitments.

 

Collective Worship

Staff and children meet for daily collective worship, which takes a variety of forms. The content of our assemblies encourages a positive school ethos of caring, understanding and tolerance for all. Assemblies are used to reinforce and develop our school standards.

Parents have a legal right to withdraw their child from collective worship and RE and should consult with us if they wish to do so. Alternative arrangements will be made if necessary.

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