Religious Education

The agreed syllabus for Religious Education in Worcestershire gives a prominent place to pupils’ spiritual and moral development. Among its other aims are:

  • to provide pupils with knowledge and understanding of Christianity and other principle religious traditions;
  • to develop their understanding of the ways in which beliefs influence people in their behaviour, practices and outlook;
  • to encourage pupils to develop a positive attitude towards other people who hold religious beliefs different from their own.

 

Religious Education is taught to all pupils except those withdrawn at the wishes of their parents. The Agreed Syllabus reflects the fact that the religious traditions in Britain are in the main Christian, while taking account of other religions represented in Britain according to the following pattern:

          Key Stage 1:  (5 – 7 years)           Christianity and Judaism

          Key Stage 2: (7 – 9 years)           Christianity and Hinduism

 

Pupils are encouraged to develop an understanding of each faith which they study and recognise its distinctive features while, at the same time, identifying areas and practices which are shared by each religion.

A variety of methods, including stories, pictures, videos, books and visits, are used to stimulate children’s interest and understanding.