RE Statement of Intent
At Limes Farm Infant School and Nursery, we believe that Religious Education gives our children the opportunity to develop their sense of identity and belonging, as well as respect and open-mindedness towards others with different faiths and beliefs. Through the study of RE, our pupils have the chance to become free thinkers and participate with confidence in discussions around important matters such as religion and worldviews. This supports them in gaining a better understanding of the world they live in.
New Essex Agreed Syllabus for RE
From September 2023, Limes Farm Infant School will follow the new Essex Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education. ‘The syllabus promotes a multi-disciplinary study of religion and worldviews, developing students’ knowledge, critical skills and curiosity about the world in which they live. It prepares them both for life within the large and diverse County of Essex, but also in the wider world, where they will encounter a huge range of ideas and beliefs.’
The aim of the new syllabus is for our children to become ‘religiously literate’, which means that ‘pupils will have the ability to hold balanced and well-informed conversations about religion and worldviews’.