Religious Education (RE) is a key player in engendering knowledge and understanding of the world, which can lead to tolerance and respect for others and their beliefs. It does not, however, teach children to passively accept, but rather encourages evaluation and critical thinking, equipping them to consider the belief positions they encounter. RE contributes significantly to the British Values agenda and towards Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development.
Our RE curriculum
At Studley Green Primary School we follow an R.E scheme called Discovery R.E which follows the guidance and themes as set out in the Wiltshire Agreed Syllabus for R.E. Each year there are three units based upon Christianity and three from another religion. The major Christian festivals of Christmas and Easter are covered by every year group, with different aspects concentrated upon, to ensure that children build upon their knowledge and understanding and do not repeat the same content each year. The other religions covered are Islam, Judaism and Sikhism and these are spread across a two-year cycle.