RE Intent statement
Religious Education at Sefton Park aims to promote children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and prepare all pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life. There is a kaleidoscope of religious expression which is continually changing and evolving. Children are supported to develop their faith literacy and to develop as empathetic, respectful and well-informed individuals through exploring the religious diversity and lived experiences of others.
Confident: Our enquiry based focus provokes meaningful conversations and inspires confidence in the children to think at increasing levels of challenge and at greater depth. Religion is an important identity marker, gives a sense of belonging and community attachments. We aim for our children to feel confident in locating themselves within conversations about religion, their own beliefs, and the world around them.
Creativity: Through meaningful and purposeful discussions, children are given a platform to think broadly, ask questions creatively and articulate their own and others’ beliefs. We aim to support children to record their responses to RE in a range of mediums.
Curiosity: By structuring our RE learning through open-ended enquiry questions and child-led, relevant and timely reflections on faith and belief, we aim to nurture children’s natural curiosity about the lived experiences, religions and beliefs of their classmates and their wider community, both local and global.