Religious Education

Here at Crags, we are guided by the Rotherham agreed syllabus throughout the school. This provides a broad and balanced programme of RE which reflects three key areas and the skills of:

  • Discovering religions: investigating religions and the world views through varied experiences and disciplines;
  • Developing own views: reflecting on and expressing own ideas and the ideas of others with increasing creativity and clarity;
  • Being reasonable about religions becoming increasingly able to be reasonable in response to religions and world views.

The curriculum for religious education aims to ensure that all pupils:

Know about and understand a range of religions and world views, so they can:

  • Describe, explain and analyse beliefs and practices, recognising diversity which exists within and between communities;
  • Identify, investigate and respond to questions posed by, and responses offered by some of the sources and wisdom found in the religions and world views;
  • Appreciate and appraise the nature, significance and impact of different ways of life and ways of expressing meaning.

Express ideas and thoughts about the nature, significance and impact of religions and world views, so they can:

  • Explain reasonably their ideas about how beliefs, practices and forms of expression influence individuals and communities;
  • Express with increasing discernment their personal reflections and critical responses to questions and teachings about identity, diversity, meaning and value;
  • Appreciate and appraise varied dimensions of religion.

Gain and deploy the skills needed to engage seriously with religions and world views. So that they can;

  • Find out about and investigate key concepts and questions of belonging, meaning, purpose and truth, responding creatively;
  • Enquire into what enables different communities to live together respectfully for the wellbeing of all;
  • Articulate beliefs, values and commitments clearly in order to explain reasons why they may be important in their own and other people’s lives.