At St Luke’s we want our children to develop a deep understanding of Religions studied, to know not just the practises and traditions, but to understand the values and messages each faith and non-faith conveys. We want our children to respect all faiths and non-faiths so that they can live well together.
We want our children to talk- to engage in meaningful discussions in response to Big Questions.
We want our children to make informed choices and to become responsible and caring citizens. We want our children to be proud of who they are.
The purpose of RE is to enable pupils to become religiously literate or to develop their existing religious literacy through weekly RE lessons and the school's vision and values.
At St Luke's, our staff use the Understanding Christianity project to support their teaching of Christianity. This is taught alongside the Worcestershire Agreed Syllabus for RE.
‘The key purpose of this project is to help all teachers support pupils in developing their own thinking and their understanding of Christianity, as a contribution to their understanding of the world and their own experience within it.
The aims of this work:
• To enable pupils to know about and understand Christianity as a living world faith, by exploring core theological concepts
• To enable pupils to develop knowledge and skills in making sense of biblical texts and understanding their impact in the lives of Christians
• To develop pupils’ abilities to connect, critically reflect upon, evaluate and apply their learning to their own growing understanding of religion and belief (particularly Christianity), of themselves, the world and human experience.’