Religious education at Flixton Primary School is a vital part of a rich and broad curriculum. In the multicultural society that is Britain today, the knowledge and skills that RE brings to the curriculum are essential for our children. The RE curriculum underpins the British values of democracy, the rule of law, mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths, cultures and religions.
Knowledge about different faiths, cultures, beliefs and traditions lays the groundwork for understanding and tolerance. It is through recognising these differences that children can demonstrate the British values of tolerance and mutual respect for others. Developing an understanding of differences between people’s beliefs and customs is essential from an early age and provides the building blocks for acceptance in later life. Children need to be aware of both similarities and differences so that these can be acknowledged and celebrated.