Brooklands Primary School

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R.E.

In our diverse society, children need an understanding of other principal religions and other world views. In teaching about the beliefs and traditions of other people, the subject promotes discernment and enables pupils to combat prejudice.

 Religious Education plays a vital part in developing citizenship through children and young people learning about faith and religion and their contribution to fostering positive relationships and building community cohesion.

RE makes a unique contribution to the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of our pupils and supporting their personal development and well-being.

We encourage personal responses and focus on the importance of respecting each other’s beliefs. 

At Brooklands we follow the Royal Borough of Greenwich Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education. 

In addition to this, the children are taught about key religious festivals that occur throughout the year.

Learning about religion and from religion

Learning about religion involves:

 

  • enquiring and investigating the nature of religion

  • understanding beliefs, teachings and sources, practices and ways of life

     and forms of expression

  • developing the skills of interpretation, analysis and explanation

  • communicating knowledge and understanding using specialist vocabulary

  • identifying and developing an understanding of ultimate questions 

Learning from religion involves:

 

  • extending pupils’ skills of application, interpretation and evaluation of what they learn about religion, particularly questions of identity and belonging, meaning, purpose, truth, values and commitments, and communicating their responses
  • developing pupils’ reflection on, and response to, their own experiences and learning about religion