Curriculum - Religious Education (R.E.)
Intent and Impact:
The aim of Religious Education is to help children to acquire
and develop knowledge and understanding of the religions represented in
Great Britain and the local community; to appreciate the way that religious
beliefs shape life and our behaviour, develop the ability to make reasoned
and informed judgements about religious and moral issues and enhance their
spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Religious Education
is taught throughout the school in such a way as to reflect the overall
aims, values, and philosophy of the school.Religious Education plays an
important role, along with all other curriculum areas, particularly PSHCE,
in promoting the spiritual, moral, social, and cultural development of
The children at KPJS enjoy learning about other religions and
why people choose, or choose not to follow a religion. Through their R.E.
learning, the children are able to make links between their own lives and
those of others in their community and in the wider world. R.E. acts as
a hub, therefore, between social aspects of learning, science and geography.
Through R.E. our children are developing an understanding of other people’s
cultures and ways of life, which they are then able to communicate to the
wider community. R.E. offers our children the means by which to understand
how other people choose to live and to understand why they choose to live
in that way.