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Religious Education

At Manor Leas we learn to respect everyone and realise we all have similarities and differences - we are all different and that's great!


Our Religious Education Intent

Our RE curriculum aims to develop an understanding of religion by exploring different religions and increasing their knowledge of different faiths, practices and cultures. RE encourages sensitivity and respect, it promotes acceptance and understanding and enhances a child’s own spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Our school consists of children and adults who have different faiths and those who have none; we aim to encourage our school community to celebrate their own faith and to be respectful of those who may have different views to their own.

The aim of our RE curriculum is to explore and develop an understanding of different faiths. Children will predominantly learn about faith through Christianity and Islam as suggested in the Lincolnshire Agreed Syllabus for RE. They will learn what each religion believes about God, prayer, belonging, celebrations and sacred books. They will also explore other religions primarily through celebrations and festivals. Our curriculum is designed to encourage creativity, imagination, enquiry, debate, discussion and independence, whilst learning to respect the views and beliefs of others. Staff encourage children to respond to the learning in their own way; this may be in the form of a piece of artwork, drama, by asking questions or within an adult led task.


In EYFS the children learn about the world around them through their senses. They consider why some places, things, books or times are special to them and that for each of us these things will different. We also consider who we are and what makes us a good friend and how we can learn about this through stories from different faiths.


In Year One we think about ‘what people believe about God’ and ‘how faith affects the way people live their lives’. We ask these questions whilst considering two faiths – Christianity and Islam. In the final term we investigate places of worship. We enjoy visiting local places of worship where we compare features and artefacts and find out what different services take place and why.


In Year Two we consider ‘how people express their religion and beliefs’ and ‘how people mark important events in their lives’. We again ask these questions whilst considering two faiths. In the final term we consider religious and non-religious accounts of the origin of the universe and beliefs about the natural world and human interaction with it.


Whilst we strongly encourage all pupils to take part in RE lessons, parents have the right to withdraw their child from all or part of the RE lessons. Please speak to your child's class teacher if this is something you would like to consider.