At the Lancaster School one of our core values is Respect. This is taught throughout school as we learn to respect everyone and realise we all have similarities and differences. Our Religious Education is taught across Year One and Two in accordance with the Lincolnshire Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education 2018. We strive to give the children quality, first hand experiences.
During the Foundation Stage, children begin to explore the world of religion in terms of special people, books, times, places and objects and by visiting places of worship. They reflect on their own feelings and experiences. They use their imagination and curiosity to develop their appreciation and wonder of the world in which they live. They listen to and talk about stories, including religious stories.
Throughout Keystage one, children explore Places of worship, Thankfulness, Christianity, Islam and Judaism. They learn about different beliefs about God and the world around them. They encounter and respond to a range of stories, artefacts and other religious materials. They learn to recognise that beliefs are expressed in a variety of ways, and begin to use specialist vocabulary. They begin to understand the importance and value of religion and belief, especially for other children and their families. They talk about what is important to them and others, valuing themselves, reflecting on their own feelings and experiences and developing a sense of belonging. All of our Lessons are carefully planned to ensure continuity and progression. Children record their learning and experiences in a variety of ways, such as drama, art, music or in writing. Learning is undertaken both individually and collaboratively with other pupils.