At Thythorn Field our teaching and learning styles in Religious Education enable pupils to build on their own experiences and extend knowledge and understanding of religious traditions. We follow the Leicestershire Agreed Syllabus and base teaching and learning, in Religious Education, on the key principle that good teaching in RE allows pupils to: learn about religious traditions; systematically enquire, question and investigate; in order to reflect on what the religious ideas and concepts mean to others and them.
Through collaborative exploration, pupils are encouraged to question and share responses respectfully and sensitively prior to determining the impact of learning on themselves. This enables pupils to extend their own sense of values and character and promotes their spiritual growth and development via given opportunities to think about and reflect upon their own views and beliefs in relation to the themes and topics studied. This empowers pupils to investigate and reflect on some of the most fundamental questions asked and we develop the pupil’s knowledge and understanding of major world faiths and views, whilst addressing fundamental questions in life, for example, the meaning of life and the existence of a divine spirit. We enable pupils to develop a sound knowledge of Christianity and other world religions represented in our locality and further afield in the UK. We help pupils learn about, and from, religions and viewpoints; encouraging reflection and expression of views whilst providing opportunities for active, systematic enquiry and investigation. This will support pupils (and adults) to deepen their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development by providing them with the chance to learn, reflect, question and share responses amongst their peers about what faith and beliefs may mean for themselves and others; building character and developing Christian and British Values within a safe and secure environment for living in a diverse society.