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Blenhein Primary School

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION (RE)

 

Learning@Home

While you are at home, this is a great time to continue learning about the many different religions and beliefs that exist in the world. 

We learn about all of the major religions and belief systems in our RE lessons, to help us understand more about our own beliefs and those of others. 

Places of Worship

Earlier in the school year, many students went on visits to see and learn about different places of worship. We know that these important buildings are currently closed, so why not explore them from home by clicking on the links below? You can learn all about where different people go to pray - and you may even spot your own place of worship, if you have one!
Inside the East London Mosque: 
https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/religious-education-ks2-my-life-my-religion-east-london-mosque/zmctvk7 
 
Visit a Gurdwara: 
https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/religious-studies-ks2-the-gurdwara/z4qc8xs
 
See the many ways Christians worship:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/religious-studies-ks2-christian-worship/zvjv92p
 
Go on a trip to Jerusalem:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/religious-studies-ks2-visiting-jerusalem/z76d7nb
 
Take a tour of a Hindu mandir:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/religious-studies-ks2-my-life-my-religion-hinduism-inside-hindu-temple/zbf2t39

Ramadan

Muslims all around the world are now observing the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. Learn all about this special time for Muslims by completing this new project - there are lots of videos to watch and some activities to try at home!

View document re_ramadan_home_project-3.pdf

  

 

Why RE is important 

We want Sheringham children to know about and learn from a wide range of religions so that they can better understand the community and the world that they live in. Through learning and discussions, children will be able to engage in their own beliefs and those of others, developing their critical thinking, reflecting on their values and respecting the views of others. 

In our local area we are lucky enough to be surrounded by rich diversity and a variety of cultures and through Religious Education children to develop the British values of Mutual Respect and Tolerance as well as Individual Liberty.  RE lessons develop our pupil’s curiosity, awe and wonder about the world.

How our RE curriculum is designed

Our curriculum follows the Newham RE syllabus, as recommended by the DfE. You can read about it here (link) and find out more information in our RE and Collective Worship Policy.

RE is taught in blocks of one to two weeks, several times a year. These blocks are aligned so that the whole school is learning about RE at the same time, allowing for meaningful link making and sharing opportunities

How children learn in RE

Sheringham children will…

  • Visit local places of worship including mosques, churches and temples.
  • Visit the The City of London Cemetery and local burial sites.   
  • Listen to speakers from different communities and belief systems, including religious leaders, family members and staff.
  • Respectfully listen to other people’s world views, understanding and appreciating the variety of faiths and opinions held.
  • Have opportunities to share their learning beyond their class, contributing to sharing assemblies and presentations.
  • Share their own experiences and knowledge and reflect on the values the hold.