At Riverside Primary School we believe that Religious education enables children to investigate and reflect on some of the most fundamental questions asked by people. At Riverside, we develop the children’s knowledge and understanding of the major world faiths, and we address the fundamental questions in life, for example the meaning of life and the existence of a divine spirit. We enable the children to develop a sound knowledge not only of Christianity but also of other world religions (Judaism, Hinduism, Islam, Sikhism, and Buddhism), as well as developing an understanding of a secular view of the world when studying Humanism. Children reflect on what it means to have a faith as well as to enhance their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
For more information about Riverside's approach to R.E, please refer to the documents below:
At our School we believe that R.E. both supports and strengthens what we aim to do in every aspect of school life. Our caring ethos and the value which we place on the development of the whole child; spiritually, morally, socially, culturally and intellectually is reflected in the R.E. curriculum. We also believe in the importance of developing good relationships throughout all aspects of school life. We believe it is important not only to learn about religion, but also to learn from religion. R.E. is exciting and absolutely relevant to the lives of all our children.