Through the teaching of Religious Education, we provide a curriculum that enables our children to understand and respect the beliefs and practices of other people. The children will learn about and from religion and belief.
They will be able to discuss similarities and differences between the principal religions of the world. We provide them with opportunities to explore topics, ask deep and meaningful questions, discuss moral issues and research in an atmosphere of mutual respect. The children’s understanding of religious education is enriched by visitors who share their own faith experiences and we have trips to a range of places of worship.
We follow the Northamptonshire Agreed Syllabus. The curriculum’s focus is on Christianity and Judaism in KS1 and Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and Sikhism in KS2. We extend this, when possible, by learning about other religious festivals and events in our wider curriculum. The children learn how religions influence individuals, communities, society and the world and are encouraged to respond to what they have learnt. We are proud to say that, at Laxton Junior School, we have strong religious education and this plays an important part in contributing to children’s spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development.
Religious Education encourages pupils to develop their sense of identity and belonging. It enables them to flourish individually within their communities and as citizens in a diverse society and global community and contributes towards preparing children for life beyond Laxton Junior.