Religious Education (RE)
At South End Junior, we believe that Religious Education plays an important role within the curriculum. It promotes spiritual, moral, cultural and mental health development, preparing learners for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life, and helping them to become successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens. Children will be introduced to Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Judaism, Sikhism, Buddhism and Humanism throughout their time with us. Children will be encouraged to explore religious origins, main beliefs, key vocabulary, festivals of importance, religious texts and symbols before learning how to compare, contrast and develop respectful opinions of them. We allow children to be active, thoughtful, reflective and expressive in their handling of questions about beliefs, religion, spirituality and values. We aim to include elements of enquiry, analysis, interpretation, evaluation and reflection within our lessons whilst ensuring children understand the importance of showing tolerance and understanding the diverse nature of our world. We work closely with our local communities and welcome visitors to our school by people of different religions. By the time our children move to secondary school, they will have visited at least three different places of worship.
Please click here for the RE long term overview.