How is RE taught at Illogan?

Religious Education has an important role in preparing pupils for adult life, employment and lifelong learning. It enables pupils to develop respect for and sensitivity to others, in particular those whose faiths and beliefs are different from their own. We follow the Cornwall Agreed Syllabus which has been created for Cornwall SACRE and approved by Cornwall Council.

At Illogan School, pupils will:

  • Explore challenging questions about meaning and purpose in life, beliefs about God, ultimate reality, issues of right and wrong and what it means to be human.
  • Develop an understanding about religions and beliefs in local, national and global contexts.
  • Learn to weigh up the value of wisdom from different sources, to develop and express their insights and to agree or disagree respectfully.
  • Develop an aptitude for dialogue so that they can participate positively in our society, with its diverse religions and beliefs.
  • Learn to articulate clearly and coherently their personal beliefs, ideas, values and experiences while respecting the right of others to differ.

In Reception, children will encounter Christianity and other faiths, as part of their growing sense of self, their own community and their place within it.

In Key Stage 1 children will learn about Christians, Judaism and Islam.

In Key Stage 2 children will learn in more depth about Christians, Judaism, Islam and Hinduism.

Other religions and non-religious worldviews will be encountered through related topics during your child’s time in school.