Religious Education (RE)
RE Lead - Miss N Chapman
At Laughton All Saints' Primary School, we believe that RE is an extremely important curriculum subject because it makes a unique contribution to the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils and it supports wider community cohesion. RE in our school aims to develop children’s knowledge and understanding about the principal world religions of Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism and Islam and their beliefs and practices, which form part of contemporary society. We aim for our children to develop mutual respect and tolerance towards these religions that exist in our diverse society. Learning about RE teaches the children to ask and answer challenging and thought provoking questions about the ultimate meaning and purpose of life, beliefs about God, the self and the nature of reality, issues of right and wrong and what it means to be human. Through our teaching of RE, we offer opportunities for personal reflection and spiritual development, deepening the understanding of the significance of religion in the lives of others both individually, communally and cross-culturally. Our pupils are encouraged to explore their own beliefs, whether they are religious or non-religious, in the light of what they learn, as they examine issues of religious belief and faith and how these impact on personal, institutional and social ethics and to express their responses.