R.E.

At JRS, it is our aim that children acquire and develop knowledge and understanding of Christianity and the other principal religions represented in Great Britain.  Religion and belief for many people form a crucial part of their culture and identity and we want our pupils to appreciate the way that religious beliefs shape life and can enhance our spiritual, moral, social and cultural behaviour.  Through our teaching we aim to develop their ability to make reasoned and informed judgements about religious and moral issues and discuss religion with increasing maturity.

When studying RE, you need:

  • To discuss – debate and conversate about issues that relate to different religions and cultures.
  • To be critical – able to identify problems, discrepancies and contradictions relating to people’s faiths.
  • To enquire– able to question and ask for justifications.
  • To be inquisitive – want to know why, and how things work.
  • To be appreciative – able to respect other people’s faiths and cultures.
  • At JRS we aim to develop the skills our children need to navigate this changing world and as such we follow the Discovery R.E. scheme of work, which has been written to deliver the National Curriculum objectives, providing a robust and well-rounded curriculum.   

The scheme incorporates the following religions:

  • Buddhism
  • Christianity
  • Hinduism
  • Islam
  • Judaism
  • Sikhism

We value the religious backgrounds of all members of the school and community and encourage children, staff and visitors to share their own experiences within class and also within assemblies. 

All religions are treated with respect and sensitivity.