All schools are required by law to teach RE at Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 and at Rufford Park we follow the Leeds Agreed Syllabus 2015.
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To achieve a broad and balanced curriculum, the syllabus is built around three aims. RE should ensure that all pupils:
- Investigate the beliefs and practices of religions and other world views;
- Investigate how religions and other world views address questions of meaning, purpose and value;
- Investigate how religions and other world views influence morality, identity and diversity.
All schools must teach about Christianity and another five world faiths: Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism as well non-religious world views. Christianity is covered in every year group. (Following the Leeds Agreed RE syllabus, more in depth teaching of Hinduism and Buddhism is taught in Key Stage 3).
Trips to places of worship are an important and enjoyable way of finding out what other people believe.
Year 5's recent trip to a mosque in Bradford as part of their work on Islam.