At Forefield Community Infant and Nursery School the aim of RE is to engage our children to be inquisitive about important human questions which religion and world views address. We want children to develop the understanding and skills needed to appreciate different responses to these questions as well as develop responses of their own.
At Forefield we believe that Religious Education is a key part of the Curriculum. We recognise that high quality Religious Education provokes challenging questions about meaning and purpose in life, beliefs about God, real life, issues of right and wrong and what it means to be us.
We learn about different beliefs, cultures and religions in local, national and global contexts. We encourage children to evaluate ideas from different sources, to develop and express their own thinking and to respect the views of others.
Teaching therefore should enable children to develop their knowledge and understanding of a range of religions and world views. Children will be given opportunities to reflect on their own personal response to important questions relating to religious and non religious views. Children should talk about their own personal beliefs, ideas, values and experiences while respecting the right to be different.