The teaching of RE is based on the Wakefield Agreed Syllabus, through which the children develop their knowledge of Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and Judaism, as well as being made aware of Sikhism and Buddhism. This encourages them to recognise the right of people to hold diverse beliefs and values, and develop positive attitudes of respect and tolerance towards other people.
The children are also encouraged to develop an appreciation of the world in which we live and to reflect upon their responsibility towards it. RE aims to provide opportunities to enhance the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils.
The scheme of work on which we base our lessons was updated and amended according to the Wakefield Agreed Syllabus. The school has strong links with several local places of worship, including the Five Towns Fellowship and St Michael’s Church and these continue to be a valued resource. Several classes visit during the year to enable the children to gain first-hand experience of the Christian faith.