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At Shirley Heath, the R.E. curriculum content is based upon the “Discovery R.E.” scheme of work.


Discovery R.E. adopts an enquiry-based approach to teaching and learning. Christianity is taught in every year group, with Christmas and Easter given new treatment each year, developing the learning in a progressive way. Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Sikhism and Judaism are also covered.


R.E. is taught in strands- each focusing upon a given R.E. enquiry. Each strand lasts for approximately five weeks. Each enquiry has a learning objective which shows the learning over the enquiry and includes SMSC (Spiritual, moral, social and cultural) objectives and the British Values agenda.


We use a range of strategies and stimuli, such as the use of visits and visitors, drama, ICT, music and the use of religious artefacts, to enhance our teaching of R.E.



Note: All parents have the right to withdraw their children from Religious Education.