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RE is taught according to the aims of the Sunderland Agreed Syllabus (2014). We believe that RE has an important part to play in developing the spiritual, moral, social, cultural and intellectual development of all our children. It allows them the opportunity to develop a greater understanding of themselves, whilst also developing their compassion towards others. RE helps to promote tolerance and prepares them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life. Through the teaching of engaging lessons, it also allows pupils to develop their critical thinking and reasoning skills; it gives children the opportunity to listen to others, hear and analyse conflicting viewpoints and develop empathy and respect. Our lessons provide opportunities for all pupils to explore views whilst learning about a range of religions. These are outlined in our RE curriculum overview and showcase some of the key questions that we will explore throughout our RE lessons at Ryhope Junior School.