At Senacre Wood Primary School, pupils come from a rich diversity of ethnic, cultural, religious and linguistic backgrounds. Through the study of religious education, pupils’ understanding of the multicultural and multi-faith society that we live in today is promoted. Sensitivity to the similarities and differences of faith, culture and practice within our school leads to an atmosphere of tolerance to others and goodwill.

Additionally, we believe children should be encouraged to develop an understanding of the importance of creating a community that works in harmony. We work with the children to develop a sense of community that engages both attitudes and understanding of:

  • Forgiveness
  • Fairness
  • Love/friendship
  • Empathy/compassion
  • Respect/tolerance
  • Awe and wonder
  • Right and wrong

To create this community, children need to:

  • Develop a willingness to ask questions and explore.
  • Respect and value the views and opinions of other children’s faiths and non-faiths.
  • Respect the right of others to hold their own religious views, or no religious views, without ridicule or embarrassment.
  • Recognise that everybody is unique and has something to offer to R.E.
  • Appreciate the impact that beliefs, values and traditions have on lifestyle.
  • Have time to reflect and appreciate all of the above.

Our RE curriculum encompasses all of the above and is designed to be inclusive and respectful.

We follow guidance recommending that each children have access to RE for 5% or more of their learning time. This equates to about 7.5 hours a term and can include collective worship time.

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