As part of our wider aim of creating global citizens we believe R.E. is a fundamental driver in this process. R.E. lessons are exciting, fact finding and objective. We believe that through having a wealth of visitors to our school who represent world faiths and attending educational visits to places of worship we enable our young people to learn about wider community and what it means to be British in modern society. We have strong links with our local church St James, our children visit the church regularly for carol concerts, celebrations and visits based on their learning of Christianity. Reverend Kevin Greaves leads assemblies in school for Easter and Harvest. During Harvest the children donate food items which we send to St Catherine’s food bank in Wakefield.
As well as learning about world faiths children are also encouraged to explore secular viewpoints which are found in our society.
Religious education is not part of the National Curriculum however being aware of other religions and gaining an understanding of their beliefs is a large part of the work we do with the children to enable them to be good global citizens. The Governing Body have committed to using the Wakefield Agreed Syllabus for R.E .at our school.
Throughout each academic year the children will learn about many different religious celebrations and why these celebrations take place. During their time at Dane Royd we hope to help the children understand that having different views, opinions and beliefs to someone else is okay and that this, is what makes each of us unique.
The documents below shows the content each class will study through out two year curriculum cycle.
Planning from 2016-17