At Oakwood, we intend that Religious Education will:-
- adopt an enquiry- based approach, beginning with the children’s own life experience before moving into learning about and from religion.
- provoke challenging questions about the meaning and purpose of life, beliefs, the self, and issues of right and wrong, commitment and belonging. It develops pupils’ knowledge and understanding of Christianity, other principal religions, and religious traditions that examine these questions, fostering personal reflection and spiritual development.
- encourage pupils to explore their own beliefs (religious or non-religious), in the light of what they learn, as they examine issues of religious belief and faith and how these impact on personal, institutional and social ethics; and to express their responses.
- enable pupils to build their sense of identity and belonging, which helps them flourish within their communities and as citizens in a diverse society.
- teach pupils to develop respect for others, including people with different faiths and beliefs, and helps to challenge prejudice.
- prompt pupils to consider their responsibilities to themselves and to others, and to explore how they might contribute to their communities and to wider society. It encourages empathy, generosity and compassion.
- develop a sense of awe, wonder and mystery.
- nurture children’s own spiritual development.
At Oakwood, we follow the Discovery RE scheme of work, more information on this scheme can be found below.
Discovery RE - Information for Parents
Helping at Home
Have discussions, ask questions, share opinions: "I wonder why..." "I believe... because..." "Why do you think...?" "What do you believe about...?"
Talk to neighbours, family and friends about what their religion means to them and why it is important. Notice similarities and differences. Open discussions about religious and moral issues encourage relationships that are based on mutual respect and understanding.
Take notice of places of worship in the area that you live and the areas you visit and use this as a starting point for discussion. Enjoy where your conversations take you!