Welcome to RE
|All children of the Muslim faith attend weekly Islam lessons and Islamic assemblies arranged by the Arabic department. All other children (Reception to Year 6) take multi-faith RE lessons based on the UK QCA schemes of work which aims to introduce children to the practices of the major religions. It seeks to encourage children to develop a sense of identity and to treat others with respect.
The multi-faith RE lessons aim to create an understanding of religious concepts at a level appropriate to the age of the pupil being taught, looking at the key areas of beliefs and values, worship and symbols, festivals and celebrations, world religion, origins and founders, sacred texts, mystery and meaning, and people of faith.
At St Christopher’s we do not seek to impose religious beliefs on children, nor compromise the integrity of their own beliefs by promoting one religion over another. Our programme is designed to promote understanding and tolerance through balanced education, visits and trips.