At St Edburg’s CE Primary School we teach RE in accordance with the Oxfordshire Agreed Syllabus. Children at our school say that Religious Education is important because it helps us understand the beliefs of others. They say that when we learn about the beliefs of others it helps us understand, respect and appreciate people’s values and customs.
Religious Education gives children a forum for exploring the significance of religion for themselves and others. It gives them opportunity to consider big questions including, ‘What happens when I die’ or ‘Was Jesus the Messiah?’ or ‘Why do some people wear different clothes as part of their religion?’ RE enables children to debate and discuss and extend interest and curiosity. RE challenges prejudice, discrimination and stereotyping.
Religious Education at our school also promotes children’s self-worth, enabling them to reflect on their uniqueness as human beings, to share their feelings and emotions with others and to appreciate the importance of forming and maintaining positive relationships.