What is RE?
RE stands for ‘Religious Education’. It is an important curriculum subject and makes a unique contribution to the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of the children and supports wider community cohesion. The Government is keen to ensure all pupils receive high-quality RE.
Every class receives a lesson of RE each week. As a school, we adopt the RBG Syllabus (Royal Borough of Greenwich), established by the SACRE. Understanding religion is essential in supporting our pupils to be ready for the next stage of education and understanding the society that we live in.
We aim to foster a knowledge and understanding of the diverse religions which make up our worldwide community, and to understand and respect the position of people who do not hold religious beliefs.
RE gives children a sense of personal identity and belonging by exploring different religions, cultures, beliefs, values and traditions. It offers opportunities for personal reflection and spiritual development.
Through RE, the British Values of individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs are taught and promoted.
How it is Taught
The RBG Syllabus sets out the religions that we are to cover at Discovery. These include: Christianity, Sikhism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism and Islam. This is based on the principal religions and beliefs from the religious communities within the borough (taken from the Census). KS1 will cover 3 of these and KS2 will cover all 6. They will also be taught content through the following units: Celebrations, Who Am I? / Belonging, How did the World Begin?, Worship, Peace, The End of Life’s Journey, and Understanding Faith in Royal Borough of Greenwich.
RE Hub for Parents
Here are some helpful resources linked to RE. If you click the links below you will find lots of useful ideas and resources.