Religious Education (RE)
In a diverse society, religious education (RE) is important for children’s personal and academic development. We believe it helps children to empathise, respect others and explore deep human concepts. At De Havilland, our RE curriculum aims to ensure that we deliver an accessible and inclusive curriculum that represents the multi-faith population of both our country and our school. It is delivered through the significant religious festivals and celebrations of the six major world religions: Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism.
We believe that one of the ways of boosting our children’s well-being is through celebrations and learning about the different religious celebrations and festivals which take place around the world. We pride ourselves on our school’s diversity and inclusivity, and it is important to us that celebrations and festivals which are celebrated by families in our community are taught in our school. We have found that children particularly enjoy the opportunities to explore love, community, similarity and difference which are covered when learning about different religions and festivals.
Six RE projects are taught across each year group and central to each project is a significant religious festival or celebration. Each of these give our children the opportunity to broaden their knowledge and understanding of the significant people, teachings, beliefs and practices of each religion. The projects are sequenced so that children’s knowledge of each religion builds over time.