Religious Education is taught in accordance with the Norfolk Agreed Syllabus. As a Voluntary Aided school (VA) with a Christian foundation, there is a focus o Christianity in each year. There is also the opportunity for children to learn about and evaluate their views on other world religions.
Religious Education enables children to appreciate their belief and culture, as well as those of other people. Helping them to develop a clear understanding of the significance of religion in their own area and in the world today. Religious Education promotes understanding and respect, challenging prejudice, discrimination and stereotyping.
Religious Education is also concerned with the individual and promotes children's feeling of self-worth, enabling them to reflect on their uniqueness as human beings, to share their feelings and emotions with others and appreciate the importance of forming and maintaining positive relationships.
At Yaxham Church of England Primary School we strongly believe that the purpose of RE is religious literacy. Our aim is that all children will be able to hold a balanced and well informed conversation about religion and belief. In order to fulfil this purpose Religious Education in our school provides a balance of theology, philosophy and human/social sciences.