At Common Road Infant School and Nursery we use the Wakefield locally-agreed syllabus for Religious Education to deliver a high-quality Religious Education for our children.
Through RE teaching our children will gain a coherent knowledge and a deep understanding of a range of world religions. Through this teaching, we will spark children’s curiosity to find out and know more about different religions and cultures. Our teaching must provoke questions about meaning and purpose, beliefs about God, issues of right and wrong, and what it means to be human. It must also provide opportunities for children to discuss and debate and for misconceptions and stereotypes to be addressed swiftly and effectively by skilled teachers.
Religious Education helps children understand the complexity of people’s lives locally, nationally and globally, the diversity of societies, and the relationship between different groups, as well as their own identity. We encourage our children to develop tolerance and respect of others’ views whilst being secure in the knowledge that their own opinions, views and feelings will be valued.