Religious Education (RE)
At Smallwood we believe RE is an important subject in developing our pupils’ knowledge and understanding of the religions and beliefs which form part of contemporary society. We believe it is important for children to be taught RE discretely as well as it being associated to the wider curriculum in celebrating and tolerating our cultural, social and moral differences in everyday life, and understanding how religion underpins many themes and constructs in other curriculum areas.
Our RE curriculum has been taken and adapted from the Lambeth RE syllabus to ensure our children are given a breadth of skills and knowledge surrounding the 6 main religions in the UK; Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Sikhism and Buddhism. This syllabus has a clear progression of skills that is built on the previous units and will allow our children to leave primary school with a clear understanding of different religions and cultures.
We believe that a creative and hands on approach to learning RE allows children to express themselves in a variety of creative ways and having access to religious artefacts and information books supports this learning. We are active in building strong relationships within our local community and we partake in a number of visits to local places of worship throughout the year. We also invite guests to deliver workshops in school.