At Portfields Primary School children are taught Religious Education from Year One onwards using the Milton Keynes Agreed RE Syllabus (2017-2022). Children develop their knowledge and understanding of Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam.
The aim of our RE is to provoke questions about the meaning and purpose of life, beliefs about God and the nature of reality, issues of right and wrong and what it means to be human. By enabling pupils to learn about other religious traditions and world views it offers them opportunities for personal reflection and spiritual development. Our teaching of RE enhances pupil awareness and understanding of religions, beliefs, teachings, practices and forms of expression.
RE encourages pupils to learn from other religions, beliefs, values and traditions while exploring their own beliefs and questions of meaning. Children are challenged to reflect upon, consider, analyse and evaluate issues of truth, equality, belief, faith and ethics. Therefore, enabling pupils to flourish individually as citizens of a plural society and a global community and so promoting discernment and combatting prejudice and racism.