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Religious Education

Vision for RE lessons at Milldown

We believe that RE lessons should foster a sense of awe and wonder in the children, encouraging them to develop a concern for others and for the world in general, assisting them in their own search for meaning and purpose in life.  


Children explore RE in three ways.  Children at Milldown explore each RE subject through an understanding of the theology (scripture and text) and sociology (social practices) associated with the area of focus.  Finally, philosophy is used to support the children's reflections and to allow them to make connections with other religious studies and their ways of thinking. 


We aim to equip pupils with a knowledge and understanding of Christianity and other faiths and world views. We want children to develop greater sensitivity towards those of a different background to themselves.  


As children progress through the year groups at Milldown we provide them with experiences that allow them to have meaningful dialogue about spirituality. Effective dialogue engages children, stimulates and extends their thinking but also builds the brain itself. Dialogue is an important part of being an active and responsible citizen.    


Subject Progression

The law requires that a syllabus ‘must reflect the fact that the religious traditions in Great Britain are in the main Christian while taking account of the teachings and practices of the other principal religions represented in Great Britain’. 


Furthermore, as a Church of England Voluntary Controlled school we have a Christian religious character focusing on Christian morality and ethics, as well as worship. To support these aims we use the planning and teaching resource: Understanding Christianity for  Christian units and then Emmanuel for our world religion units. 


Throughout their time at Milldown, children will explore Judaism, Islam, and Hindu faiths.