Religion and Worldviews

Through Religion and Worldviews we strive to nurture pupils’ awareness of the treasury of diversity as well as sensitivity to the questions and challenges that different views and cultures can present.

By exploring the main world religions – Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Islam, Sikhism, Buddhism along with worldview such as Humanism – children increase their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Through these lessons they make links to their own personal experiences, developing the key skills of reflection, acceptance, patience and tolerance.

This allows them to develop understanding and insight into experiences and practices that may differ or be similar to their own therefore equipping them to live within wider multicultural communities with mutual respect and tolerance for all people, regardless of their beliefs.

“As believers we all have an opportunity and moral obligation to recognize our spiritual common ground; to rise above our differences; to combat prejudice and intolerance.”  Queen Noor of Jordan

Key Concepts

  • Read fluently with good understanding , challenging texts and poetry
  • Develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information
  • Acquire a wide vocabulary, an understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading
  • Observe good reading, modelled by an expert (adults in school)