The principle aim of Religious Education is to engage pupils in systematic enquiry into significant human questions which religion and world views address, so that they can develop the understanding and skills needed to appreciate and appraise varied responses to these questions as well as develop responses of their own.
At Wellesley, we do this through a daily act of worship which poses inquiring questions to stimulate the children's thought processes. RE is a vibrant subject, which is often enriched by artefacts and other subjects particularly art, music and PSHE. We believe it can support our whole school ethos of care and respect as well as valuing others.
The teaching of RE always starts with a question for the children to explore. The questions are taken from one of three strands, which are:
Believing - based on the religious beliefs, teachings and sources. These questions focus on meaning, purpose and truth.
Expressing - based on religious and spiritual forms of expression. These questions are about identify and diversity.
Living - based on religious practices and ways and living. These questions are about values and commitments.