At Whiston Willis Primary Academy, Religious Education encourages pupils to understand the role and significance of religion, the beliefs and values that shape society and the impact religion has on many people’s lives. It is our intent for Religious Education to engage and inspire pupils: equipping them with the skills to explore different religious beliefs.
Whiston Willis Primary Academy follows the Wirral agreed syllabus for Religious Education where the aim is to develop pupils’ knowledge and understanding of Christianity and other principle religions and for this to underpin tolerance, respect and sensitivity towards the beliefs and values within a diverse society. Through a progressive scheme of learning, pupils learn about different religions that are revisited throughout the key stages to build on pupils’ knowledge, understanding and skills over time.
Religious Education encourages pupils to investigate and reflect. Learning about religion includes enquiry into the nature of religion. Pupils learn about the impact of religion on the lives of the believers and communicate their subject knowledge using relevant vocabulary. Learning from religion is concerned with developing pupils’ reflection. Through discussion and debate, pupils are encouraged to be evaluative thinkers who can engage and reflect on key questions of belief and issues of religion relevant to their own thoughts and attitudes, developing self- awareness and appreciation and wonder.
Religious Education plays an important role in promoting the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of our pupils. It continues to form the basis of whole school ethos of care, respect and valuing of others and has an important role in preparing pupils for adult life.