Subject Leader: Miss Crowe
Throughout Blenheim Primary School, we aim to develop children’s skills of enquiry, reasoned argument and reflection. We are a diverse, multi-faith school and offer a rich and varied curriculum to reflect this.
Children are taught about a range of religions and learn to respect and ask questions about different religions, traditions and cultures around the world. Across the school year we aim to make RE relevant by studying and celebrating real events, such as Harvest and Diwali.
We believe children learn best from real experiences in order to capture their imaginations and encourage curiosity. We try to enhance our curriculum in many ways to ensure this is how children learn and respect different religions. Children are taught to think about our School Core Values and their own personal values in understanding how people of different backgrounds or beliefs may share similar values, whilst differing in others
RE also contributes to pupils’ personal development and well-being and to community cohesion by promoting mutual respect and tolerance in a diverse society. It offers opportunities for personal reflection and spiritual development, deepening the understanding of the significance of religion in the lives of others – individually, communally and cross-culturally.
At Blenheim Primary School, we nurture a culture in which everyone is valued and RE explores ultimate questions about life, to find out what people believe and what difference this makes to how they live, so that pupils can make sense of religion, reflecting on their own ideas and ways of living. We teach RE in a non-biased way.