At Paxton Academy, Religious Education (RE) plays an important role in reflecting and celebrating the diverse religious characteristics of our school. The RE curriculum helps children to develop both knowledge and understanding of Christianity as well as the other major world religions, including Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and Sikhism. Children are given tools to enable them to embrace our school core values and have respectful discussions of about major world religions while making links between the religions and challenging stereotypes. Through the teaching of RE, children are also given opportunities to develop their intellectual, social, emotional and spiritual understanding of themselves and the world in which they live.
Our RE curriculum is based on the Croydon SACRE, where children learn about religion and beliefs. The curriculum is enhanced through the use of artefacts and visits to places of worship.
Each new topic in R.E is launched with a ‘big question’. Each lesson will give the children new knowledge and skills to allow them to offer an informed opinion on the ‘big question’ in the final lesson at the end of the topic. Knowledge and skills will be built upon as each topic progresses.