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R.E.

At Shirley Heath, we promote pupils’ development as individuals and prepare them for life in a multicultural society. 

We encourage pupils to share their own religious views and beliefs as well as showing respect and having tolerance of other religions.

The R.E. curriculum content is mainly 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.

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