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"51% of the population in England and Wales believe high quality RE promotes tolerance, respect and mutual understanding." Religious Education Council, 2020.

Appleton Thorn's Approach to RE Learning

We encourage our children to build an excellent knowledge and understanding of people, events, and concepts from a range of religions, faiths and beliefs. By the end of year 6 are children are expected to think critically about religion and communicate ideas very confidently in styles appropriate to a range of audiences. Through high quality lessons children have the opportunity to consistently support, evaluate and challenge their own and others’ views using detailed, appropriate and accurate information derived from a range of sources. The pattern of 'think, reflect, debate, discuss and evaluate' actively encouraged, formulating and refining questions, observations and points of view. Teachers show and encourage our children to respect and show acceptance to religion whether or not we are religious ourselves, displaying an enthusiastic engagement in learning, which develops a sense of curiosity about world views and an understanding of how and why people are religious in different ways. 50% of our RE curriculum covers Christianity, with the other 50% devoted in equal measure to other faiths and world views.

Learning Milestones for RE

Click here to view the key learning concepts our children aspire to throughout their time at Appleton Throrn.

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