At Hayfield Lane, our RE aim is that through enquiry-based questions, we’ll engage children’s critical thinking and develop their knowledge, understanding and empathy of people from other religions and beliefs.
We want our RE to provoke challenging questions about meaning and purpose in life, beliefs about God, ultimate reality, issues of right and wrong and what it means to be human.
Children learn about religions and worldviews in local, national and global contexts, to discover, explore and consider different answers to these questions. They learn to weigh up the wisdom from different sources, to develop and express their insights in response, and to agree or disagree respectfully. We equip children with the knowledge and understanding of a range of religions and worldviews, enabling them to develop their ideas, values and identities. We develop a willingness for dialogue and conversation so that they can participate positively in our society, with its diverse religions and worldviews. Through RE children to learn to articulate clearly and coherently their personal beliefs, ideas, values and experiences while respecting the right of others to differ.