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Religious Education

Religious Education at Acre View Primary School, aims to promote children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and prepare all pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life. There is a kaleidoscope of religious expression which is continually changing and evolving. Children are supported to develop their faith literacy and to develop as empathetic, respectful and well-informed individuals through exploring the religious diversity and lived experiences of others

Our teaching allows children to understand the personal and social consequences of belonging to a religion and encourages them to have a positive attitude and respect for different faiths. We strive to help children to appreciate the richness of a society of diverse religions thereby contributing towards the removal of radicalisation.

Intent - What are we trying to achieve? 

At Acre View Primary School, we believe that it is important for all our pupils to learn from and about religion, so that they can understand the world around them. The aim of Religious Education in our school is to help children to acquire and develop knowledge and understanding of Christianity and the other principal religions represented in Britain; to appreciate the way that religious beliefs shape life and behaviour, develop the ability to make reasoned and informed judgements about religious and moral issues and enhance their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.

Religious Education is taught throughout the school in such a way as to reflect

It plays an important role, along with all other curriculum areas, particularly PSHE, in promoting social awareness and understanding in our children. We encourage our pupils to ask questions about the world and to reflect on their own beliefs, values and experiences. We include and promote British values, ensuring that children are aware of their rights and responsibilities as UK citizens.

Our curriculum is designed to encourage creativity, imagination, enquiry, debate, discussion and independence.

Implementation - How is our vision translated into practice? 

At Acre View Primary School, we follow Sefton’s Agreed Syllabus for teaching Religious Education and throughout their primary education pupils will acquire knowledge about Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and Judaism. We prepare our children for a life in which they will have multi-cultural tolerance and an understanding of their own and other people’s religious beliefs and customs.

Impact - The Difference Our Curriculum Makes

The children at Acre View Primary School enjoy learning about other religions and why people choose, or choose not to follow a religion. Through their R.E. learning, the children are able

  • To make links between their own lives and those of others in their community and in the wider world
  • Develop an understanding of other people’s cultures and ways of life
  • Extend their knowledge and understanding of religions and beliefs
  • Develop a religious vocabulary and interpret religious symbolism in a variety of forms
  • Reflect on questions of meaning, offering their own thoughtful and informed insights into religious and secular world-views
  • Explore ultimate questions of beliefs and values in relation to a range of contemporary issues in an ever-changing society

As such, R.E. is invaluable in an ever-changing world.

Please click the link for the Sefton Agreed Syllabus