Religion and beliefs inform our values and are reflected in what we say and how we behave.
At St Christopher’s, the teaching of religious education fosters a questioning attitude and encourages children to have an inquisitive outlook on the world around them. It is an important subject for developing an understanding of some of the beliefs which form part of contemporary society.
The subject begins conceptually with learning about what it means to belong in Year 1, then it progresses through the six main religions and moves on to examine some of the lesser known religions in Year 6.
RE also contributes to pupils’ personal development and wellbeing and to community cohesion by promoting mutual respect and tolerance in a diverse society. Furthermore RE makes important contributions to other parts of the school curriculum such as citizenship, PSHCE education and the humanities.