"Teach children how to live and they'll remember it all of their lives"
The aim of the RE curriculum at Sherrier is to give children a deep knowledge and understanding of Christianity and an overview of different world religions. They are encouraged to appreciate the way that religious beliefs shape life and our behaviour, develop the ability to make reasoned and informed judgements about religious and moral issues and enhance their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. As a school it is our duty to ensure that all children gain an understanding of the cultural conventions, moral traditions, customs and faiths which embody the fundamental values of all the communities they may come into contact with locally and globally in their lifetimes.
The study of RE should encourage children to ask challenging questions about the meaning and purpose of life, beliefs about God, issues of right and wrong and what it means to be human. We will encourage pupils to learn about religious and non-religious worldviews in order to discover, explore and consider different answers to these questions. They will learn to interpret, analyse, evaluate and critically respond to different beliefs. At Sherrier, we encourage children to express their insights as well as having the confidence to agree or disagree respectfully. By the end of Year 6, we hope that children have taken on board the key themes and beliefs taught to help them show empathy, tolerance and understanding for those of different faiths and to understand how different faiths and cultures have shared themes.