Beliefs and Values

How we teach beliefs and values at Lady Margaret Primary School

Our aims in teaching RE at Lady Margaret Primary School

How RE is taught at Lady Margaret Primary School

At Lady Margaret Primary School, Religious Education is taught as a discrete subject and the Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education for the London Borough of Ealing forms the basis of the Religious Education curriculum. Religious Education is taught through reading to acquire knowledge and discussion to develop understanding and questioning to find meaning. A focus on key questions forms a framework for learning that relate to human experience, the nature of mystery, and  our quest for meaning and value.  We sensitively engage with the diversity of faith and belief perspectives that characterise contemporary British society.

The Syllabus provides extensive coverage of the six principal religions represented within Lady Margaret Primary school and within the Borough of Ealing, and there is also the opportunity to study Humanism. Religious Education offers pupils the opportunity to explore searching questions of profound importance to human experience, to engage with meaning making, to reflect on our deepest and most mysterious experiences, and to listen to those who hold a range of different perspectives, faiths and beliefs that relate to life and the world. Lady Margaret Primary school serves a diverse community of many cultures and languages. We want all our children to gain knowledge, understanding and tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs.

The three dimensions of region – believing, behaving and belonging, form the basis of our teaching units. Our planning of teaching and learning in Religious Education also takes into account the subjects two attainment targets. Though Attainment Target 1, Religious Education will include enquiring about, and investigating the nature of, believing, behaving and belonging in relation to faith and belief. Whereas Attainment 2 focuses on learning from region and belief. It invites pupils to engage with, reflect upon and respond to, the beliefs, practices and forms of identity that are found in different religions and world views.

By the end of year 6, we want pupils to:

  • Know about and understand a range of religions and world views.
  • Describe and make connections between different features of religions and worldwide views
  • Express ideas and insights about the nature, significance and impact of religions worldviews
  • Understand the challenges of commitment to a community of faith or belief, suggesting why belonging to a community may be valuable.
  • Gain and deploy the skills needed to engage seriously with religions and worldviews.
  • Discuss and apply ideas about ways in which diverse communities can live together for the well-being of all, responding thoughtfully to ideas about community, values and respect.
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