The ethos of the school forms the basis of moral education at Richard Whittington. We expect everyone in the school to show respect for others and their opinions. Our teaching includes all the major world religions and cultures. Major religious festivals are celebrated in a variety of ways and as the children progress through the school, we aim to develop a deeper understanding of those festivals.
Aims of our RE Curriculum
To gain deep understanding and knowledge to create a broad understanding of, and make connections between, the beliefs and cultures of other people and how they link to their own lives and experiences.
To explore beliefs and values behind religions and cultures through purposeful and meaningful questioning. Then, reflect and evaluate to form open minded opinions based on empathy and understanding.
We have designed our RE curriculum with the intent that our children will become open minded, empathetic, accepting and inquisitive learners. We believe it is important for all pupils to learn from and about world religions and cultures as this encourages pupils to develop their own sense of identity and belonging through self-awareness and reflection. The teaching of RE is vital for children to understand others beliefs and make connections between their own lives and experiences. We aim to engage pupils in an enquiry approach where, through purposeful and meaningful questioning, they can develop an understanding and appreciation for the expression of beliefs, cultural practises and influence of principle religions in the local, national and global community. We strive to include and promote equality and an understanding of British Values, ensuring that children are aware of their rights and responsibilities as UK citizens.