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Through RE, we engage pupils in exploring questions arising from the study of religion and belief, in order to promote their personal, spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Pupils will develop their knowledge of world faiths, and their understanding and awareness of the beliefs, values and traditions of other individuals, societies, communities and cultures.
At Dudley Wood, we follow the recommendations of the SACRE Dudley Agreed syllabus for teaching RE.
Children are taught RE weekly, in an open and safe environment. Children are encouraged to ask questions and seek answers for themselves, with guidance from teachers.
In Key Stage 1, pupils will learn about stories, artefacts, places of worship, festivals, prayer and beliefs. Children in Key Stage 2 will explore worship, festivals, leaders of religion, holy books, people of faith, and beliefs.
Learning is not always recorded in a formal written way. Children are given the opportunity to interpret and present their understanding in different ways, through discussion, drama and art, for example.
The pupils' knowledge and understanding of RE will be assessed through contributions to discussions, their work and pupil voice. The impact of the RE curriculum will be seen in the behaviour of our pupils within school, the community and the wider world. Our pupils will show tolerance and respect for the different views, faiths and beliefs of others and will appreciate that this diversity makes our country, and our world, a rich place to live.
Characteristics of a learner in RE
Whole school overview