Green Street Green Primary School

Religious Education

At Green Street Green School, it is our intention for the Religious Education (R.E.) element of our dynamic curriculum to engage, inspire, challenge and encourage pupils. We equip them with the knowledge and skills to answer challenging questions, explore different religious beliefs, values and traditions and develop a more rigorous understanding of the numerous religious traditions, beliefs and practices that are followed in today’s multi-cultural society. By the end of Key Stage 2, we want pupils to know how Religious Education promotes discernment and enables them to combat prejudice, preparing them for adult life, future employment and life-long learning. Through the strong teaching of R.E., we intend to promote mutual respect, tolerance and open-mindedness towards others with different faiths and beliefs and encourage pupils to develop their own sense of identity and belonging through self-awareness and reflection. In so doing, we make close and relevant links to our teaching of British Values and teaching children about ‘mutual respect and tolerance’. Our Religious Education curriculum is further enhanced by visiting places of worship within our community as well as welcoming visitors of different faiths and denominations into our school. We firmly believe that this provides our pupils with a first hand experience from which tolerance and appreciation can grow.