At The Lyceum, we pride ourselves on reflecting and learning about the diverse and multicultural community of our staff and families.
Our aim is to promote the spiritual, moral, social, cultural and intellectual development of all pupils. This is achieved through exploration of a range of religion and human experiences which raise fundamental questions of belief and value.
Weekly RE/PSHE lessons take place from Years 1 to 6 with many topics also being covered in whole-school assemblies. Our children enjoy taking part in discussions, drama activities, themed days and class trips, as well as hearing from guest speakers who visit the school.
RE lessons contribute to promoting ‘British Values’ and help prepare pupils for life in modern, multicultural Britain. Pupils are encouraged to ask questions and to recognise the rights of others to hold their own views.
Both RE and PSHE encourage the children to be free thinkers and challenge questions about meanings and purpose in life, beliefs about God, issues of right and wrong and what it means to be a global citizen. In RE lessons, children learn about (and from) many world religions as well as philosophical stances such as Humanism.
Sex and Relationship Education (SRE)
Sex and Relationship Education is taught through Science and PSHE lessons. From their time in Nursery, children begin to learn about themselves and how they are different from others. In Key Stage 1, they are taught about the different body parts and, in Key Stage 2, they learn about different types of family set ups, relationships, the differences between the male and female anatomy and gender stereotypes. In Year 5, pupils cover reproduction as part of the Science curriculum and in the Summer Term, Year 6 partake in a unit of lessons covering more detailed aspects of relationships, puberty, personal hygiene, emotional and physical change, and reproduction.