At Litcham School Primary Phase, children are taught Religious Education following the recently published, locally agreed syllabus produced by Norfolk County Council. (https://sites.google.com/a/norfolkadvisory.com/re-agreed-syllabus/). The purpose of RE is to support pupils in their own coherent patterns of values and principles, and to support their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. At Litcham School Primary Phase, we teach children about different world beliefs and encourage them to apply their own thinking to the new things that they learn. Children are also taught how to discuss, debate and disagree in a respectful way. They explore some of the big questions about life, as well as exploring religious artefacts, festivals and rituals. The teaching of RE is enhanced by visits to religious buildings, visits from different community members and the celebration of different faiths in assemblies and parties.
If parents wish to clarify any of the educational objectives and/or the content of the RE syllabus, please do not hesitate to contact the school’s RE subject leader. In this way, parents can make an informed decision about their child’s participation in the lessons. Parents do have the right to withdraw their children from RE lessons and assemblies, but all withdrawal requests must be put in writing to the head teacher – Mr Rob Martlew