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Religious Education

Religious Education is taught according to 'The Agreed Syllabus of Religious Education' of Worcester County Council.  Religious education is predominantly Christian in nature. Pupils also study Judaism in KS1, and Hinduism, Sikhism & Islam in KS2.  At Cookley Sebright Primary School R.E. is expressed not only through a specific subject but is evident throughout the curriculum.  We stress the importance of moral and social values, getting on with others and being responsible citizens.  The Collective Acts of Worship are Christian and reflect the traditions of Christian belief without being distinctive of any particular denomination.

Worcestershire RE syllabus is used for teaching and learning in RE.

Aims

  • Develop a knowledge and understanding of Christianity and other principal religious traditions represented in Great Britain;
  • Gain an understanding of the ways in which beliefs influence individuals, societies, communities and cultures in a global community;
  • Acquire a capacity to engage in a search for meaning and purpose in order to enhance their own spiritual and moral growth;
  • Discover opportunities for personal reflection and spiritual development;
  • Reflect upon their pursuit of a set of moral values which will be a guide to their behaviour;
  • Develop a positive attitude towards people who hold beliefs different from theirs;
  • Consider how their own experiences can contribute to reflection on the fundamental questions of human existence;
  • Acquire investigative and research skills in order for them to make reasoned judgement about religious issues;
  • Develop and apply their cross-curricular skills to the study of religious beliefs and practices;
  • Promote a willingness to challenge religious, racial and cultural stereotyping and prejudice;
  • Encourage, support and promote good relationships within and between families, communities and religions.
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