Religious Education is an important part of our curriculum at At Keyworth Primary School. We strongly believe that an understanding of and appreciation for all religions and spiritual beliefs is an important part of our children’s education and personal development; an appreciation that is underpinned by our core school values: tolerance, respect and connection to the community.
By learning about Hinduism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Sikhism, Judaism and all the other major faiths practised around the world, our children not only develop the ability to ask challenging questions about life and their perception of right and wrong, but are able to articulate and appreciate their own faiths and traditions; they are able to explore similarities and differences and reflect on the commonalities that unite them. As a multi-faith school, within a multi-faith community, we encourage our children to be open-minded and curious, to respect the beliefs of others and recognise the value of a society that is diverse and rich with culture, beliefs and traditions.
The aim of religious education at our school is to promote the spiritual, moral, social, emotional, cultural and intellectual development of pupils by encouraging an exploration of and response to those aspects of religion and human experience which raise fundamental questions of belief and value.
The teaching and learning of RE runs parallel with our PSHE curriculum, and our school and British Values. All of which contribute to the embedding of a fundamental understanding of what is right and wrong; where discrimination, racism and bullying is challenged and we all work together to make our school a warm, positive and safe place to be.