Religious and Moral Education

The children are supported in learning about Religious and Moral Education.

Religious and moral education includes learning about Christianity and other world religions, and supports the development of beliefs and values. It also includes aspects of philosophical enquiry.

In early years we encourage children to think about caring and sharing. We also learn about fairness and unfairness.

Learning through religious and moral education enables the children to:

• recognise religion as an important expression of human experience
• learn about and from the beliefs, values, practices and traditions of Christianity and the world religions selected for study, other traditions and viewpoints independent of religious belief
• explore and develop knowledge and understanding of religions, recognising the place of Christianity in the Scottish context
• investigate and understand the responses which religious and non-religious views can offer to questions about the nature and meaning of life

• recognise and understand religious diversity and the importance of religion in society
• develop respect for others and an understanding of beliefs and practices which are different from their own
• explore and establish values such as wisdom, justice, compassion and integrity and engage in the development of and reflection upon their own moral values
• develop their beliefs, attitudes, values and practices through reflection, discovery and critical evaluation
• develop the skills of reflection, discernment, critical thinking and deciding how to act when making moral decisions
• make a positive difference to the world by putting their beliefs and values into action
• establish a firm foundation for lifelong learning, further learning and adult life.

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