Religious Education at Saltaire Primary School is meaningful, relevant and celebrates the rich and diverse cultures of our community. Through the West Yorkshire agreed RE syllabus - Believing and Belonging - our aim is to give pupils a broad understanding of Christianity, world faiths and non-religious beliefs; sometimes referred to as ‘religious literacy’. The RE curriculum supports problem solving and critical thinking skills and will nurture informed and resilient responses to misunderstanding, stereotyping and division. In addition. the syllabus ‘aims 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. Ultimately, we all share a common humanity and share this patch of the Earth. In this way it plays a part in helping pupils to discover their own place and journey through life’.
By the end of their Saltaire Primary School Learning Journey, our children will:
Develop a broad and balanced understanding of religions and worldviews;
Develop critical thinking skills;
Broaden their perspectives of faiths and cultures, and develop a deeper understanding of tolerance of diversity;
Think deeply about their own and other people’s spirituality;
Develop themselves as positive, participating citizens of the world.
Mr Rob Whitehead