Religious Education

 St Augustine’s is a Church of England school, however we have a wide range of different beliefs among our children and as such we celebrate our own religious identities while promoting the core Christian values. These values enable our children to grow in faith, love and understanding and to develop key qualities such as honesty, trust and respect for each other.

 

The R.E. Curriculum

Our R.E. Scheme is based on the Locally Agreed Syllabus for Manchester. We aim to give children a chance to explore the big questions about life and find out what other people believe. We look at how people’s beliefs can make a difference to how they live, both globally and locally.

A key feature of our R.E. Curriculum is asking the children open-ended questions about the meaning and purpose of different aspects of religion, such as:

What makes some places sacred?

What does it mean to belong to a faith community?

Why is the Bible important to Christians?

These big questions aim to provide children with a deeper understanding of other religions and the ability to discuss their own beliefs.

Throughout their primary education, children will learn about and understand a range of religions, including; Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism.

 

R.E. - The Wider Ethos Around The School

 In school we seek to foster an atmosphere which encourages achievement, motivation, initiative, self-worth, co-operation and communication.  We encourage our children to show good manners, respect and love for one another and the staff are encouraged to model this in their relationships with the children also.