Religious Education (RE)
At Woodfield, we believe that Religious Education (RE) gives children the opportunity to explore and develop an understanding of different religions and the chance to reflect on their own choices in life. RE encourages children to show respect for other religions and communities. RE draws on other areas of the curriculum and gives children excellent opportunities to apply their learning within PSHE lessons. An example of this would be to discuss how we show respect to others and why this is important.
The RE curriculum at Woodfield has been planned to ensure that all children are given the opportunity to share their own thoughts and ideas without the pressure of right or wrong. Through a variety of key questions, children are taught about Christian and Muslim beliefs and traditions, as well as other non-religious and religious traditions through the teaching of festivals. As a result of all of this, children are prepared for future stages of learning where they will again meet, and build upon, each of these areas.
Throughout all of the RE curriculum, children are expected to use the 7Rs of learning. For example, they need to use their reasoning skills when discussing the views of others. The 7Rs are very powerful learning tools for all children in computing and their use encourages the children to be free thinking, creative, independent learners.
We endeavour to ensure that the RE curriculum we provide inspires children to be excited about the diversity in our world, curious about ways of life and enthusiastic about sharing their own thoughts and ideas.