At St. Ann’s Church of England Primary School, we believe that through teaching Religious education it encourages pupils to learn from different religions, beliefs, values and traditions while exploring their own beliefs and questions of meaning. It challenges pupils to reflect on, consider, analyse, interpret and evaluate issues of truth, belief, faith and ethics and to communicate their responses.
Religious education encourages pupils to develop their sense of identity and belonging. It enables them to flourish individually within their communities and as citizens in a pluralistic society and global community. Religious Education has an important role in preparing pupils for adult life, employment and lifelong learning. It enables pupils to develop respect for and sensitivity to others, in particular those whose faiths and beliefs are different from their own. It promotes discernment and enables pupils to combat prejudice.
Our vision is facilitated through allowing pupils to :
· think theologically and explore ultimate questions;
· reflect critically on the truth claims of Christian belief;
· develop the skills of analyse, interpret and apply the Bible text;
· recognise that faith is commitment to a particular way of understanding and responding to God and the world;
· analyse and explain the varied nature and traditions of the Christian community;
· make well-informed response to Christianity;
· respect those of all faiths in their search for God;
· reflect critically on areas of shared belief and practice between different faiths;
· enrich and expand their understanding of core values.
· reflect critically and express their views on the human quest.
· Become members of a wider community and take an active role in church.