R.E.

RE is central to the purpose of The Magdalen Primary school because, as a church school, we see that the Christian faith informs all aspects of our life together and commits us to a search for truth.

RE at The Magdalen Primary school explores how individuals and communities make meaning and sense of their lives through the major religions of the world. It enables pupils to know about, understand and respond to the important and ultimate questions of life. RE is taught in such a way that it inspires pupils to explore, develop and affirm their own faith and values and have respect for the faith, beliefs and values of others.

At our school, RE supports and strengthens the vision, ethos and values which are at the heart of what we aim to do in every aspect of school life. The importance placed on the development of the whole child spiritually, morally, socially, culturally and intellectually is reflected in the RE curriculum. Specifically, RE aims to enable pupils of all abilities and stages of development to:

  • Develop knowledge and understanding of Christian beliefs and practices so that they understand the importance of the Bible, the role of the church and recognise that for Christians their faith provides a way of interpreting life and its meaning.
  • Develop knowledge and understanding of the beliefs and practices of some of the other principal religions in Britain.
  • Understand how belief may impact on culture, relationships, values and lifestyle.
  • Understand how belief can be expressed in a variety of ways including art, dance, music, ritual celebration and in different cultural settings.
  • Develop spiritually, morally, culturally and socially by helping them to reflect upon personal feelings, responses and relationships.
  • Explore ways in which religious values and teaching have an impact on actions and decisions for people of faith
  • Be supported in their own search for meaning and purpose in life.
  • Develop a sense of awe, wonder and mystery.
  • Explore concepts of love, forgiveness and sacrifice.
  • Develop skills of reflection, empathy, communication, analysis, investigation, interpretation, evaluation and synthesis.
  • Develop attitudes of respect, sensitivity, open-mindedness and self-esteem.

The Lincolnshire Locally Agreed Syllabus:

The Lincolnshire locally agreed syllabus for RE came into effect in September 2018. All local authority and voluntary controlled church schools are legally required to use this syllabus as the basis of their RE curriculum. Academies and voluntary aided church schools are invited to use this syllabus as the basis of their RE curriculum, but they are not required to do so. As a school we follow the locally agreed syllabus to form the basis of our RE curriculum.

You can find the Lincolnshire locally agreed syllabus here

Useful Links:

Below are some useful links concerning RE:

If you have any questions regarding the teaching of RE or RE as a subject, please contact our RE Leader Gareth Smith [email protected]