Religious Education Intent
At Hillary Primary School, we promote an aspirational awareness and understanding of beliefs, practices and experiences of Christianity, other world faiths and world-views, to encourage in pupils: positive attitudes, respect and tolerance towards other citizens, their beliefs and lifestyles - without prejudice.
The RE curriculum provides rich substantive knowledge and builds on this foundation for children to become knowledgeable and encourages children to foster their inquisitive minds through asking thought provoking questions about human life, beliefs, communities and ideas.
Children will express ideas and insights of their own into the significant human questions, which religions address. Subsequently, they will gain and deploy the skills needed to study religion, which will enable them to develop and articulate their own worldviews.
Lessons will encourage pupils to develop a reflective, questioning approach to life in an atmosphere of openness, exploration and enquiry. This will guide children to celebrate their unique identities and prepare them to take their place within a diverse, multi-religious and multi-secular society where they can ultimately thrive.