At Wetherby Kensington the boys are encouraged to explore, discuss, accept and further their own understanding of the rich and diverse faiths within our world today. Religion and beliefs form our values and are reflected in how we interact with each other. Our Religious Education (RE) curriculum at Wetherby Kensington makes a unique contribution to the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of boys as well as supporting wider community cohesion.
The Religious Education curriculum at Wetherby Kensington promotes an understanding of Christianity and an introduction to the other five major religions of the world. The boys are encouraged to learn about the different beliefs about God and to express and develop their opinions and knowledge so that they value themselves and others. Through their studies, the boys become aware of the similarities and differences of our society and will appreciate that people have different beliefs to them. The boys will learn to recognise that beliefs are expressed in different ways and will begin to develop a sense of belonging.
Throughout key stages 1 and 2, RE is organised with the objective of extending the boys’ understanding and knowledge of Christianity and the six major religions through research, questioning, analysing, discussing, challenging and the application of their knowledge.
Specifically, the boys are assessed on their: chronological understanding of key events for a religion; knowledge and understanding of festivals, places of worship, important men and women of faith, beliefs and practices of principal religions; interpretation of parables; enquiry and organisation and communication.
At Wetherby Kensington we feel that RE makes an important contribution to other areas of the school curriculum such as citizenship, personal, social and health education.