At Greenmeadow Primary school, we believe Religious Education helps pupils become successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens. It enables children to investigate and reflect on some of the most fundamental questions asked by people. According to the Swindon Agreed Syllabus, the principal aim of RE is to engage pupils in systematic enquiry into significant human questions which religion and worldviews address, so that they can develop the understanding and skills needed to appreciate and appraise varied responses to these questions, as well as develop responses of their own.
The curriculum for RE aims to ensure that all pupils:
- Know about and understand a range of religions and world views
- Express ideas and insights about the nature, significance and impact of religions and worldviews
- Gain and deploy the skills needed to engage seriously with religions and worldview
Greenmeadow Primary School follows the yearly program 'Discovery RE'. This scheme also covers Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cutural issues through the different units. A new topic is introduced each half term. Within each module children will have opportunities to reflect and compare other’s beliefs with their own.
Visiting places of worship
During the year we enjoy visits from local Religious leaders and visits to local Places of Worship where appropriate.
As part of our assemblies we have selected prayers which relate to several themes.
Here is the SWINDON AGREED SYLLABUS FOR TEACHING RE