Religious Education helps to promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of children, and prepares them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life. At Langley Moor Primary School we follow the Durham Agreed Syllabus. We aim to develop knowledge and understanding of Christianity and other principal religions, traditions and world views.
We intend for the teaching of RE to offer children the opportunity for personal reflection and spiritual development. We encourage children to explore their own beliefs (whether they are religious or not) in the light of what they learn, examine issues of religious beliefs and faith, and consider their own responses to questions raised. Children will develop critical thinking and reasoning skills, listen to others, hear and analyse conflicting viewpoints and develop empathy and respect.
Through the RE curriculum we encourage respect for all, including those with differing faiths and beliefs, as children develop understanding and appreciation of our diverse society and world. RE helps to challenge prejudice, discrimination and racism.
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