As a Voluntary Aided Church of England Primary School, Religious Education (RE) is a key part of our curriculum. Learning about other religions and cultures, as well as our own, helps children to understand more about the world we live in. Our curriculum for RE explores Christianity deeply using 'Understanding Christianity' and is based on a themed approach to build on children's understanding, as well as exploring Judaism, Hinduism and Buddhism.
At St Martin’s, RE is a core academic subject and provides opportunities for children to understand what it means to be a religious believer in the world today and to encounter the values of the Christian community of the school that they are a part of. Religious Education in our school is taught in accordance with the aims of the Leeds and York Diocesan Syllabus.
Our RE supports children to recognise and act on the insights, principles, beliefs, attitudes and values that will influence, inspire or guide them in life.
Pupils have the opportunity to:
- learn about and from the life, teaching and example of Jesus Christ through the gospels;
- explore and discover Christianity locally, nationally and globally;
- recognise and learn from diversity within Christianity;
- see the Christian faith in the context of religious diversity, learning about and from other major religions and beliefs in the UK;
- face the challenges of diversity with respect;
- access a wide range of resources, artefacts and experiences.
The new RE policy, discussed and agreed by governors, will be uploaded in summer 2020.