The curriculum for Religious Education is based on the Leeds Agreed Syllabus. The syllabus has three aims for pupils:
- Investigate the beliefs and practices of religions and other world views
- Investigate how religions and other world views address questions of meaning, purpose and value
- Investigate how religions and other world views influence morality, identity and diversity
In Early Years learning is based around Christianity and Islam.
In Key Stage 1 learning is based around Christianity and Islam.
In Key Stage 2 learning is extended to include Judaism and Sikhism.
Across all years, children also learn about other world faiths and non-religious approaches. Learning may also be influenced by religions represented in school. As part of enriching pupils’ experiences, we visit places of worship, look at artefacts and have visits from people of different faiths. Each year group celebrates key festivals from Christianity as well as other faiths.
Parents have a statutory right to withdraw a child from Religious Education. We work hard to ensure that any reservations or doubts may be accommodated to avoid withdrawal, although recognise that a parent has this right, if reservations cannot be resolved.