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At Milecastle we aim in Religious Education to help children to:


  • Develop knowledge and understanding of Christianity and other world religions and world views.
  • Develop an understanding of the influence of beliefs, values and traditions on individuals, communities, societies and cultures locally, nationally and globally.
  • Develop the ability to make reasoned and informed judgements about religious and moral issues.
  • Reflect on what it means to have a faith and to develop their own spiritual knowledge and understanding.
  • Encourage children to reflect on their own experiences and to formulate their own ideas, beliefs and values.
  • Help children to develop moral and spiritual values, respect and tolerance which will enable them to appreciate and understand religions, cultures and ways of life different from their own.
  • Have respect for other people’s views and celebrate the diversity in society.
  • Appreciate that symbols and artefacts from different religions can express human feelings and ideas.
  • Foster understanding about the importance of tolerance in everyday life.
  • Foster positive attitudes towards celebrations of differences.
  • Develop an enjoyment of learning through practical activities, discussion, exploration and discovery.
  • Communicate their knowledge and understanding using specialist vocabulary.
  • Use children’s knowledge and experience of religious festivals such as Easter and Diwali to develop their religious thinking.
  • To learn about religions as well as from religions.