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West Moors Middle School


Religious Education

Religious Education (RE) is an important curriculum subject and makes a unique contribution to the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils and supports wider community cohesion. Religious education provokes challenging 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. It can develop pupils’ knowledge and understanding of Christianity, of other principal religions, other religious traditions and worldviews that offer answers to questions such as these.

RE also contributes to pupils’ personal development and well-being and to community cohesion by promoting mutual respect and tolerance in a diverse society. It offers opportunities for personal reflection and spiritual development, deepening the understanding of the significance of religion in the lives of others – individually, communally and cross-culturally.

At West Moors Middle School, every pupil has lessons in Religious Education These seek to develop lively, imaginative and inquiring minds, personal moral values and a respect for religious values.  The pupils are given opportunities to learn about and from religion and human experience.

Big Ideas Curriculum

Our Big Ideas Curriculum ensures that the key skills and essential knowledge we have identified permeate our curriculum from year 5 to year 8, allowing our pupils to make links in their learning as well as develop the ability to think more deeply about what they are learning. In this respect, pupils’ learning is meaningful and purposeful, and designed in a range of contexts, which offer breadth and variety to their learning.

To read an overview of our Big Ideas Curriculum for RE- click here

Suggested Websites

Primary Homework Help – A great site for brief, yet concise, information about the world’s religions.