"Religions are different roads converging to the same point. What does it matter that we take different roads as long as we reach the same goal? In reality, there are as many different religions as there are individuals."
- Gandhi -
What is the purpose of RE?
At All Saints’, Religious Education follows the Norfolk Agreed Syllabus 2019 and fulfils the Church of England Statement of Entitlement for RE (February 2019). Through RE, we want to give children knowledge and understanding of a range of religions and worldviews and we aim for children to become religiously literate. This means they will be able to hold balanced and informed conversations about these different religions and world views.
Our curriculum enquires into religions and worldviews through theology, philosophy and the human and the social science. Our pupils develop an enquiry based approach to their learning, and through this, they are able to make sense of religion and worldviews around them and begin to understand the complex world in which they live. Our curriculum enables pupils to become free thinking, critical participants of public discourse, who can make academically informed judgements about important matters of religion and belief.
RE Subject Lead: Miss Gorton
RE at All Saints’ Primary School provides children with the opportunity to engage with deep and meaningful questions, which help them to explore the world around them. They have the opportunity to debate and discuss key issues and build skills which will help them in all areas of the curriculum.
Around 85% of the world’s population identify with a religion and Christianity is followed by an estimated 2.38 billion people worldwide. These statistics show how important it is for children to build their understanding of different religions so they can understand the world they live in and the history that has helped to shape their lives. RE helps children to respect others and gain a broader understanding of the diverse range of views and beliefs they may encounter in their lives. This knowledge and understanding contributes to and helps to build a more cohesive community and is a vital part of ensuring our children are prepared for an ever-changing world.