Our vision for RE comes from our school vision: Inspiring wonder, developing confidence, celebrating community. In RE, we want our children to ask questions and wonder about religion as well as to explore and celebrate their own and other people’s beliefs.
At Glenfrome Primary we believe pupils should be taught RE in order to help them to:
acquire and develop knowledge and understanding of Christianity and the other principal religions represented in Great Britain
develop a positive attitude towards other people regardless of their gender, race or religion
develop the skills to live harmoniously within a diverse society
respect the right of people to hold beliefs which are different from own
develop the ability to make reasoned and informed judgments about religious and moral issues
What do we teach in RE?
In RE we aim to give children a grounded understanding of Christianity and the major world faiths. As the children progress through the school they will encounter different religions and world views in more detail. In Key Stage One, children will learn about Christianity, Islam, Judaism and Hinduism. In Key Stage Two, children will revisit these religions, but also explore Sikhism in Year 6.
How do we teach RE?
Children aim to answer a ‘big question’ linked to the faith(s) that they are studying. This will involve learning about the beliefs and practices of religions and reflecting on their personal response to the big question. Religious Education at Glenfrome may be taught through Art, Drama, Storytelling and investigating artefacts. We try to ensure that children have the opportunity to visit places of worship for as many of the faiths taught as possible. At Glenfrome we believe it is important for children to consider their own ideas and world views when looking at different faiths whilst also gaining an understanding of how other people’s beliefs may shape their lives. Through this, we enable our children to become confident, reflective, spiritual and morally aware people who can play a role in shaping modern Britain.
For more information about the RE curriculum, please follow the links below.