Religious Education 

Why Teach Religious Education?

Religious education contributes dynamically to children and young people’s education in schools by provoking 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. In RE they learn about and from religions and worldviews in local, national and global contexts, to discover, explore and consider different answers to these questions.


The curriculum for RE aims to ensure that all pupils:

A. Know about and understand a range of religions and worldviews, so that they can:

           · describe, explain and analyse beliefs and practices, recognising the diversity which exists within and                                   between communities and amongst individuals;

           · identify, investigate and respond to questions posed, and responses offered by some of the sources of                                 wisdom found in religions and worldviews;

           · appreciate and appraise the nature, significance and impact of different ways of life and ways of expressing                         meaning.

B. Express ideas and insights about the nature, significance and impact of religions and worldviews, so that they can:

· explain reasonably their ideas about how beliefs, practices and forms of expression influence individuals and communities;

· express with increasing discernment their personal reflections and critical responses to questions and teachings about identity, diversity, meaning and value, including ethical issues;

           · appreciate and appraise varied dimensions of religion or a worldview.



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Personal, social, health and economic education

Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education is an important and necessary part of all pupils’ education. All schools should teach PSHE, drawing on good practice, and this expectation is outlined in the introduction to the proposed new national curriculum.  Schools should seek to use PSHE education to build, where appropriate, on the statutory content already outlined in the national curriculum, the basic school curriculum and in statutory guidance on: drug education, financial education, sex and relationship education (SRE) and the importance of physical activity and diet for a healthy lifestyle.

National Curriculum 2014

PSHE lessons at Lingham are delivered through the Jigsaw scheme.  This is a creative, mindful and fun approach which the children really enjoy.  The curriculum is split into six unit (one for each half term) and is supported through weekly assemblies which recognise and value the efforts of the children.

1. Being me in my world

2. Celebrating Difference (including Anti Bullying Week)

3. Dreams and Goals

4. Relationships (including SRE)

5. Healthy Me (including Health Week)

6. Changing Me


Sex and relationship education

Sex and relationship education (SRE) is an important part of PSHE education.  SRE is taught primarily through the Relationships unit of the PSHE curriculum and is delivered as appropriate.

This year we have also add lessons based around the NSPCC PANTS campaign to help keep children safe.


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