Life, Religion and Ethics (LRE)

Intent: The Big Ideas in LRE at Atherton High

A curriculum that strives to contribute to a pupil’s spiritual, moral, social, and cultural development; to equip pupils with the knowledge and skills to engage with religious, ethical issues and worldviews; developing a sound knowledge and understanding of a variety of religious, and non-religious, traditions and cultures. 

LRE curriculum aims to:

  • Develop strong religious literacy
  • Inspire curiosity
  • Develop knowledge of world religious, and non-religious, beliefs and traditions
  • Be culturally and ethically relevant

Woven through the LRE curriculum is the exploration of three disciplines: learning through the lens of:

  • Theology – Believing  
  • Philosophy (& ethics)- Thinking 
  • Human/social science – Living 

We expect our pupils to know what religion is through:

  • The study of Christianity (as the main religious tradition in the UK) and Islam (Abrahamic religions) and Hinduism (Dharmic religion); to know key beliefs and practices of the followers of these religions, reflecting that Britain is a diverse community.
  • Comparing and contrasting key religious beliefs from different religious traditions, and non-religious traditions (Humanism), to explore how different people see and respond to the world; to promote tolerance & respect.
  • Considering big ethical and philosophical questions in life, from religious and non-religious viewpoints, to develop an understanding of the world in which we live, and to inspire curiosity about the world.
  • The development of personal viewpoints, enabling pupils to articulate and respect different views, and to think critically about big issues.
  • Taking part in balanced, well-informed conversations about religion, belief, and life issues.

Knowledge Organisers – Summer Term (2020 – 2021)

Knowledge Organisers – Spring Term (2020 – 2021)

Knowledge Organisers – Autumn Term (2020 – 2021)

Learning Journeys 2021 – 2022 (2020 – 2021)

‘Learning LRE helps us explore different beliefs and practices, giving us a deeper understanding of society from different perspectives.’

Keely