R.E – Religious Education
At Glade Primary School, pupils and staff are linked to many parts of the world and come from a wide range of faith groups. We celebrate this diversity and offer a welcoming and inclusive environment for all of our pupils and families. We use the local authority agreed syllabus as the basis for planning religious education and we make links, wherever possible, to the context of our themes. We encourage our children to learn about and show respect for all religions as well as having the opportunity to share their own religious beliefs and practices. The children learn about major religious festivals and are encouraged to compare them to see the similarities and differences between different cultures. To further develop and support the children’s understanding of religious beliefs and practices, they will visit different places of worship throughout their time at Glade and have opportunities to listen to visitors from different faiths speak to them in our assemblies or class based workshops.
As part of our school and community values, we emphasise tolerance, respect and understanding as a significant aspect of the teaching of major world faiths and beliefs, including those without a faith, in Modern Britain and the world. To incorporate this, each Year group focuses on a big question with regards to religion. Engaging pupils into exploring questions arising from the study of religion and belief allows for personal, spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. The core purpose of RE is to engage pupils in exploring and responding to these challenging questions raised by religion and world views, so that they can develop the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to appreciate and appraise varied responses to these questions, including their own.