‘Let all that you do be done in love.’ Corinthians 16:14
At Littleton CofE Nursery and Infant School, we follow the LDBS Syllabus for Education.
The core aims for Religious Education are:
- To enable pupils to know about and understand Christianity as a living faith that influences the lives of people worldwide and as the religion that has most shaped British culture and heritage.
- To enable pupils to know and understand about other major world religions and world views, their impact on society, culture and the wider world, enabling pupils to express ideas and insights.
- To contribute to the development of pupils’ own spiritual/philosophical convictions, exploring and enriching their own beliefs and values.
Further aims of the LDBS syllabus are:
- To enable all children to become religiously literate.
- To ensure RE enables all children to live life in all its fullness – vision for Education (Church of England)
- To offer a systematic enquiry- based approach to the teaching of RE so that the following skills in children can be developed:
- Ability to be critical thinkers
- Ability to ask deep and meaningful questions
- Ability to make connections within and across religions and world views.
- Ability to reflect, respond and express their own opinions and beliefs.
- Ability to make their own choices and decisions concerning religion and belief based on a deep knowledge and understanding of religions and worldviews belief systems, values and practices.
The teaching of RE significantly contributes towards the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of our children at Littleton and supports The Church of England's vision for Education - every person deserves to live a 'life in all its fullness.'
Within every unit, children have the chance to enquire and engage with big questions; investigate and explore religious content (learning about and from religion and belief); evaluate and communicate their understanding of the concepts explored and reflect on and express their understanding.