Religious Education 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 belief positions they encounter. RE contributes significantly to the British Values agenda and towards Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development.
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. Discovery R.E. (3rd edition) complete with guidance and assessment advice can be found in the R.E.folder in the curriculum area of the team drive.