How do we approach R.E. at The Avenue?
We believe that R.E. has an important role in promoting the spiritual, moral, social, cultural and intellectual development of our pupils by helping them to gain a greater understanding of themselves and hold a more sympathetic awareness of the beliefs of all human beings. Our intent is to launch pupils into becoming respectful and tolerant citizens by creating engaging opportunities for them to understand and appreciate the world and their place in it, know that all members of the school community show respect for others and develop a rich cultural awareness.
We follow the SACRE Middlesbrough Agreed Syllabus from EYFS to Year 6. The main world religions we explore are Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and Judaism. Further up school, children explore Humanist views. Within each unit, children answer key questions based on three themes – believing, expressing and living.
Assembly themes throughout the year cover key festivals and celebrations for each religion, allowing the children to develop a rich cultural awareness and further develop their knowledge.