Religious Education (RE) at Mackie Hill Junior and Infants School provides children with opportunities to explore challenging questions about life, God and what it means to be human. The children will find out what people believe and what difference this makes to how they live, so that pupils can make sense of religion, reflecting on their own ideas and ways of living. They will be able to ask and answer questions, as well as develop their ideas through appropriate dialogue. RE at MHS will allow children to clearly articulate their own values and beliefs as well as understanding and respecting the views of others.
At Mackie Hill Junior and Infant School, our aim through Religious Education and Collective Worship is to develop an awareness of their place and responsibilities in the school, local community and the larger world community. Religious Education will promote children’s thinking in terms of diversity between different communities and individuals. This will be done through local community visits as well as through the wider community talks, assemblies and visits to places of worship.
The aims of Religious Education at Mackie Hill Junior and Infants School are:
- To know about and understand a range of religions and worldwide views.
- To express ideas and insights about nature, significance and impact of religions and worldviews.
- To gain and deploy the skills needed to engage seriously with religions and worldviews.