Our fundamental aim for the teaching of RE is centred around understanding who we are, what is important to us, and around developing compassion and empathy for others and their beliefs.
At Herons Dale we love to celebrate and religious celebrations provide us with powerful inlets for sensory learning around RE for our engaging and semi-formal learners. Through these and sensory religious stories we can begin to build those building blocks of understanding of different cultures and religions, experiencing religion together with their peers, and connecting us as part of the school community.
Our curriculum for our formal learners explores and develops understanding around the six main religions (Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism, and Buddhism) and explores the children’s own identities in relation to these religious beliefs, as well as developing their understanding of what is important to others, and their compassion and empathy skills.
Regardless of which cohort our learners are in, our RE teaching is enriched with artefacts, sensory resources, cooking, images, music, art, assemblies, and whole school celebrations.