‘RE is like an iceberg. As you unpack ideas, you come to understand deeper meaning.’
RE in our school is about children learning through shared experiences, building cultural awareness and exploring spiritual and moral issues with confidence, supported by their teachers. RE should permeate every aspect of the curriculum. It should provoke challenging questions about the meaning and purpose of life and beliefs about God. Bible stories provide a starting point to develop a growing understanding of their faith and it is through opportunities to explore these stories from the Bible and their meanings, that children can begin to develop a growing understanding of their own beliefs and actions and how these sit alongside the beliefs of others. It develops our pupils’ knowledge and understanding of the catholic ethos and other principal religions and world views. Giving children the opportunity to pray and time for self-reflection enables them to develop a more personal connection and can begin to foster a sense of spirituality.