Religious Education (RE)
At Wellington Primary School we believe that it is important for all our pupils to learn from and about religion, so that they can better understand the world around them. Religious Education has a significant role for the development of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. It promotes respect and open-mindedness towards others with different faiths and beliefs and encourages pupils to develop their sense of identity and belonging through self-awareness and reflection.
We use the agreed Tower Hamlets Religious Education syllabus as the basis for our RE curriculum to ensure children will:
- Develop their knowledge and understanding of the world’s major religions.
- Deepen their understanding and awareness of the beliefs, values and traditions of other individuals, societies, communities and cultures.
- Gain an understanding of the ways in which beliefs influence people in their behaviour, practices and outlook.
- Develop a positive attitude towards other people who hold religious beliefs different from their own.
- Be able to ask questions about the world and to reflect on their own beliefs, values and experiences.
- Experience first-hand visits to local places of worship and visits from faith communities.
- Develop a genuine interest in the subject and a real sense of curiosity about the world and the people who live here.
To find out how children's learning in RE progresses, click here.
You can read a summary of the Tower Hamlets agreed syllabus here.
In Nursery, the children learn about their own faith and that of their classmates when they share the contents of their All About Me Special Box.