Religious Education is a core subject at Jolesfield Church of England Primary School and a valuable part of our ethos: Jesus said, “I have come that they may have life and have it to the full.” (John 10 v10 ) We believe that R.E. plays an important role in preparing pupils for a ‘full’ adult life. We equip children with the knowledge and skills they need to become responsible citizens who can make reasoned, informed and positive judgements on religious and moral issues. At Jolesfield, the teaching of Religious Education encourages pupils to learn from different religions, beliefs, values and
traditions whilst considering their own spiritual beliefs and sense of identity. Our Religious Education lessons are underpinned by challenging questions about the meaning and purpose of life, beliefs about God, issues of right and wrong and what it means to be human. It develops pupils’ knowledge and understanding of Christianity, other religions and worldviews that offer answers to questions such as these. We want our children to be well-informed and have the confidence and sensitivity, without fear of ridicule or prejudice, to engage in balanced conversations with those of different faiths and world views.