Religious Education

Religious Education

it is our intent To promote spiritual, moral, social, emotional, cultural and intellectual development of pupils in response to questions of belief and value.

To strive to celebrate our own diverse community, promoting respect as well as greater cohesion through use of the fundamental British values.

The aim of Religious Education is to help children to acquire and develop knowledge and understanding of principal religions represented in the United Kingdom. We follow the ‘Southwark Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education 2018’.

The principles of RE in Southwark are:

  • Learn about and understand a range of religions and worldviews
  • Express ideas and insights about nature, significance and impact of religions and worldviews
  • Gain and deploy the skills needed to engage seriously with religions and worldviews

We do this by encouraging the exploration of and response to fundamental questions of belief and value, leading to a deeper understanding and greater awareness of the world and global challenges. Our pupils learn to appreciate the way religious beliefs shape life and our behaviour, develop the ability to make reasoned and informed judgements about religious and moral issues and enhance their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.

Our RE lessons are a time to celebrate our own diverse community, promoting respect as well as greater community cohesion. Pupils engage with the fundamental British values, which allows them to become reflective citizens who participate fully in and contribute positively to life in modern Britain.

Big Questions

Nursery
Celebrating Special Times

Reception
Aspects of Identity and Relationships and Stories and What They Tell Us

Year 1
What does it mean to belong?
(Investigating the relation between religion and belonging throughout the year)

Year 2
Can stories change people?
(Investigating the relationship between religious stories and action)  

Year 3
How are symbols and sayings important in religion?
(Investigating the relationship between religion and symbols)

Year 4
What is special to me and the people in my community?
(Investigating the relationship between religion and our neighbourhood)

Year 5
How do beliefs influence actions?
(Investigating the relationship between beliefs and actions)

Year 6
How important are the similarities and differences between and within religions?
(Investigating the relationship between secular and religious worldviews)

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