"Live in the world as though you are going to live forever."
At Canklow Woods, we believe that it is vital for all of our pupils to learn from and about religion, so that they can better understand the world around them. Through Religious Education, pupils develop their knowledge of the world faiths, and their understanding and awareness of the beliefs, values and traditions of other individuals, societies, communities and cultures.
We encourage our pupils to ask questions about the world and to reflect on their own beliefs, values and experiences. Religious Education enables pupils to build their sense of identity and belonging, which helps them flourish within their communities and as citizens in a diverse society. It teaches pupils to develop respect for others, including people with different faiths and beliefs and helps to challenge prejudice.
Religious Education prompts pupils to consider their responsibilities to themselves and to others and to explore how they might contribute to their communities and to the wider society. By exposing children to other beliefs, faiths and cultures we enable them to discover similarities and differences among peers and create an inclusive environment.
Our Religious Education curriculum bestows vital knowledge and encourages empathy, generosity and compassion.
We follow the Rotherham Agreed Syllabus, using RE today unit to enourage creative thinking and expression.
Every RE lesson with give children the opportunity to discuss their own beliefs and listen to others.
Learning will often be expressed through the arts, looking at paintings, creating works of art, poetry...
The three religions that have their own focussed units are Christianity, Islam, Hiduism and Judaism. Children reguarly compare aspects of religion even when studying one particuar religious practice including looking at the beliefs and practices of people who have no set religion.