The teaching of R.E at Devonshire Infant Academy promotes the idea that everyone is free to hold their own beliefs. There is also an acceptance that children should be tolerant of those with different faiths or beliefs to themselves. Children explore what people believe and what difference this makes to how they live. The knowledge, understanding and skills gained help them to reflect on their own ideas and ways of living enabling pupils to develop a respect for those who believe, think or practice differently, without feeling that their own identity or views are threatened.
- To help children explore what people believe and what difference this makes to how they live.
- For children to develop a positive attitude towards each other; respecting each other’s right to hold different beliefs to their own, enabling them to work alongside and form friendships with children in their school community and to prepare them for living in a world of diverse religions and views.
- To have an understanding of what is right and wrong.
Children will make sense of each of the three principal religions in Sandwell. They will then understand the impact of these beliefs on people’s lives, and make connections in their learning and their wider experience of the world.