Religious Education at Five Lanes!
Five Lanes Primary School is inclusive of staff and pupils who originate from many different nationalities, cultures and faith groups. As a school we aim to celebrate this diversity and offer a welcoming, supportive and caring environment for all our pupils; including new arrivals and non-native English speakers.
We believe that Religious Education provides an opportunity to celebrate and foster awareness of these differences within our school community and the wider world. It is a subject that enables us to celebrate diversity and challenge stereotypes.
Children learn R.E through first hand experiences in real life settings, in the wider community and within the school setting.
The curriculum for Religious Education is based on the Leeds Agreed Syllabus. The syllabus has three aims for pupils:
In Early Years learning is based around Christianity.
In Key Stage 1 learning is based around Christianity and Islam.
In Key Stage 2 learning is extended to include Judaism and Sikhism.
Across all years, children also learn about other world faiths and non-religious approaches. Learning may also be influenced by religions represented in school. As part of enriching pupils’ experiences, we visit places of worship, look at artefacts and have visits from people of different faiths. Each year group celebrates key festivals from Christianity as well as other faiths.
Parents have a statutory right to withdraw a child from Religious Education. We work hard to ensure that any reservations or doubts may be accommodated to avoid withdrawal, although recognise that a parent has this right, if reservations cannot be resolved.