Religious Education

The principal aim of teaching RE at Garfield Primary School is to explore big questions about life, in order to find out what people believe and what difference this makes to how they live, so that pupils can make sense of religion and worldviews, reflecting on their own ideas and ways of living.

As we live in a diverse society, we consider Religious Education as a core subject in our curriculum to develop a greater understanding and tolerance towards each other. Children of all faiths and none explore the similarities and differences of worldviews and religions, asking questions, making links and drawing comparisons from the content they learn or investigate.

We want children to develop enquiring minds, and to think rigorously, creatively, imaginatively and respectfully about their ideas in relation to religion and world views.

Our RE curriculum is taken from the Enfield SACRE and it is structured around six areas of enquiry, and ensures there is good coverage of skills, attitudes and of religious and non-religious worldviews.

At Garfield, children learn about Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism, Islam, Buddhism and Judaism through a range of exciting teaching activities. Their education is clearly sequenced so that learning is built upon from previous knowledge.

RE lessons will often include circle time, critical thinking, learning from first-hand experience, such as having visitors in to discuss their religion or visiting different places of worship.

The Impact of our Religious Education Curriculum at Garfield Primary School, is to ensure that all pupils in our school are educated to develop spiritually, academically, emotionally and morally to enable them to understand themselves and others and to cope with the opportunities, challenges and responsibilities of living in a rapidly changing, multicultural world.

Regular assemblies and celebrations of work taught and learnt during each year group will help to celebrate the diversity of the school community and promote positive images of people in the wider community, including their beliefs, traditions, culture, language and history.

Our curriculum will lead children to become well-rounded individuals who are tolerant of all faiths.So come and explore RE with us.

These are some examples of how RE is celebrated in our school:

Trips to a Buddhist Temple, a church and a Gurdwara.

We celebrate the Chinese New year, Harvest, Eid, Hannukah, Christmas and Easter assemblies and the Coronation of King Charles.

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