Just as we are all friends in our St John's family, Jesus too had special friends called disciples.
Religious Education at our school enables pupils to develop an understanding of religion by exploring different religions and increasing their knowledge of different faiths, practices and cultures. R.E. encourages sensitivity and respect. It promotes acceptance and understanding and enhances a pupil’s own spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
At our school, the teaching of Religious Education enables children to explore and develop an understanding of what religion is. Children learn about the major world faiths of Christianity, Judaism and Islam with the main focus being on Christianity. Pupils learn what different religions believe about God, prayer, belonging, celebrations and sacred texts. Children respond, giving their own thoughts and opinions, while learning to respect the views and beliefs of others. We follow the locally agreed syllabus and our RE work is enhanced by the Understanding Christianity scheme.
In our diverse community we respect that we are all different and we are all special. While the children's knowledge grows they are also learning that we flourish as a school family, as a community and as part of our world.