Religious Education (R.E.)
At Michael Drayton Junior School we use the Warwickshire and Coventry agreed syllabus, selecting units which we feel is appropriate to the children in our school and the local area. The subject knowledge which is delivered builds on previous units taught and gives children a wider understanding of different religions, equipping them with the skills to tolerate and respect others and their beliefs.
Our curriculum is planned to:
- Develop tolerance and respect for different beliefs and ways in which other individuals choose to live their lives.
- Encourage children to question and investigate key concepts, questions of belonging, meaning, purpose and truth.
- Know and understand a range of world religions including Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Sikhism and Hinduism.
The school has regular collective worship for all pupils which is of a broadly Christian nature. Throughout the year we also learn about the special events and celebrations that occur in other world religions.
If you wish to withdraw your child from R.E. and collective worship you may do so, but please contact the Headteacher first.
What do different people believe about God?
Why do some people think that life is a journey and what significant experiences mark this?
Why do some people believe God exists?
What do religions say to us when life gets hard?
Why are festivals important to religious communities?
Why is Jesus inspiring to some people?
If God is everywhere, why go to a place of worship?
Is it better to express your beliefs in arts and architecture or in charity and generosity?
What does it mean to be Christian in Britain today?
What can we learn from religions about deciding what is right and wrong?
What does it mean to be Muslim in Britain today?
What matters most to Christians and Humanists?