At Highfield Primary School, Religious Education plays a pivotal role in helping to develop respectful children who embrace the British Value of tolerance towards others. We aim to instil within them the skills and values from world religions, to positively contribute to the diverse world we live in.
By undertaking and enquiry based approach, children are given the opportunities to delve into the many faiths and religious strands present within our school community. Our syllabus centres around learning about (AT1) and learning from (AT2) religions and their beliefs and lessons are based on the Agreed Enfield RE Syllabus. To ensure progression across year groups, ‘I can’ statements are used to assess children’s progress.
In lessons, children are encouraged to share their own beliefs and religious traditions and draw comparisons between their own experiences and those of their peers. They are also encouraged to consider wider world concepts and consider the effect these ideas have on our society.
Throughout the school year, each year group will have the opportunity to visit a place of worship/ meet practitioners from different faiths. Such opportunities help to bring the children’s learning to life and gives them a platform to ask questions in a safe environment.
Click here to find our school Religious Education Curriculum. This will give you a breakdown of what each year group studies.
Although RE is not part of the National Curriculum, click here (attach link) https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/religious-education-guidance-in-english-schools-non-statutory-guidance-2010 for more government information regarding Religious Education in Primary Schools.
For further information on how these religious trips link to our curriculum please click here.
At Highfield, we have collective worship RE assemblies once a week to help develop our children’s spirituality. Each assembly is an opportunity for children to learn about key events in the religious calendar and reflect on their own beliefs and actions.
Please see our calendar for this academic year here.
Home Reading and Useful Websites
A list of home reading books for each year group can be found here.
You may also enjoy fun and creative RE activities to complete at home.
POLICIES AND INFORMATION
Religious Education Policy – Click here
Collective Worship Policy – Click here
Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC Policy) – Click here
Information on visits to places of worship – Click here