Religious Education (RE) contributes to the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of all children. RE helps children to develop skills and attitudes that allow them to participate and contribute positively in the school and wider community. Through practising skills such as tolerance or mutual respect, children recognise the diversity which exists within and between communities and amongst individuals. They learn to appreciate the different ways of life and different ways of expressing meaning.

Our aims are to ensure children:

  • Develop a sense of self, of community and of the world beyond.
  • Gain the knowledge and understanding of different religious beliefs, ways of life, symbols, social rules and customs.
  • Realise questions about the different Gods and religion can be interpreted in different ways.
  • Are able to develop their own values, beliefs and attitudes through reflection of their own and others’ experiences.
  • Show sensitivity, tolerance and respect for their own and other’s feelings and actions.

Click here to access the Newham syllabus or here for our Curriculum Map.