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Hope school follow a syllabus from the government when teaching R.E, we believe R.E is an important curriculum subject. It makes a unique contribution to the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils and supports wider community cohesion. R.E helps pupils understand different cultures and beliefs and get a better understanding of the world around them. Lessons cover a wide range of topics such as understanding right from wrong, consequences of people’s actions, living with people who have different views and options and having your say on what you believe.
One day each week we take part in collective worships and it is in some way linked to themes surrounding our Values, this could be linked to Friendship, Resilience, Forgiveness, Understanding, Teamwork or living in Harmony with others. We offer a range of appropriately paced experiences in a variety and settings. We respect the integrity and religious and educational needs of all pupils and staff. We thrive to provide opportunities for varied levels of participation including children preparing, organising and leading Collective Worship and we give pupils positive personal liturgical experiences.
SMSC in Religious Education
Spiritual Development in Religious Education
Students experience and search for meaning, the purpose in life and the values by which we live. In learning about different religions and why people believe, students have the opportunity to learn from their experiences, to reflect on and interpret spirituality and their own lives and discuss and reflect on ultimate questions.
Students are given the opportunity to be reflective about their own beliefs and understand otheras when studying ‘Religious Practises’ in Year 1. They are also encouraged to use their imagination and creativity in their learning when practicing Mindfulness.
Moral development in Religious Education
Students learn about shared and differing moral values, while debating moral dilemmas about right and wrong, good and bad, and so on. Students discuss issues such as people’s responsibility towards the world and future generations. Students have the opportunity to make a personal response to right and wrong and to consider other peoples’ responses to moral issues.
Students are given the opportunity to recognise the difference between right and wrong, and readily apply this understanding in their own lives, when studying ‘Links to Friendship’ in Year 1 and 6.
Social development in Religious Education
Students explore similarities and differences in religions and cultures through which they should begin to link religion to personal action in everyday life. This is reflected in their relations with others in the classroom and their ability to work together cooperatively. Through the study of different religions, students are made aware of the similarities and differences they may have with other students in their class.
Students are given opportunities to recognise different religions and cultures through Links to Sikhism in Year 2, Links to Religious Practises in Year 1, Links to Buddhism in Year 4, Links to Islam in Year 2 and Links to Abrahamic Faiths in Year 5.
Cultural development in Religious Education
Students learn about other religions, giving them an opportunity to see what it means to belong, to develop confidence in themselves and be able to respond positively to similarities and differences in our multi-faith and changing society.
Students are given the opportunity to understand and appreciate of the wide range of cultural influences that have shaped their own heritage and that of others when learning about Christian, Jewish and Hindu responses to the Natural World in Year 1, Buildings and Ceremonies in Year 3 and Inspirational Leaders in Year 5.
Roles of the leader