At St. Botolph’s, Religious Education contributes dynamically to pupils’ education by provoking challenging questions about meaning and purpose in life, beliefs about God, issues of right and wrong and what it means to be human. It develops pupils’ knowledge and understanding of Christianity amongst other religions and religious traditions.
RE enables pupils to build their sense of identity and belonging, which helps them flourish within their communities and as citizens in a diverse society. It teaches pupils to develop respect for others, including people from different faiths and beliefs and helps to challenge prejudice.
Pupils are prompted to consider their responsibilities to themselves and to others and to explore how they might contribute to their communities and to the wider society. We are proud to say that we encourage empathy, generosity and compassion.
‘In God’s hands, we love, learn and grow’
KS1 Christmas Journey
Our Key Stage One children learned all about the Christmas story in a different and exciting way this year; they went on a journey through the story and took time to think about all the different parts of the familiar story. They loved taking part in all the activities such as: building Jesus a stable, creating welcome signs for Jesus and thinking about how everyone felt at different points in the Nativity.
UKS2 Islam Journey
While studying Islam, our UKS2 children took part in a journey exploring Hajj, the yearly pilgrimage to Mecca, which Muslims take part in at least once during their lifetime. Each activity looked at a different aspect of the pilgrimage and the children loved actively learning about this Pillar of Islam.
World RE Day
Recently we celebrated World RE day. Each Key stage in school looked at a different religion such as Islam, Hinduism and Judaism. Each class looked at different aspects of their given religion and made places, food or artefacts.