At Pelham, we believe in a multi-faith syllabus for RE. Through assemblies and in the classroom, faith and festivals are explored and celebrated through stories from a wide range of the religions represented within the school community. Emphasis is placed on what we, as individuals and in different faiths, share in common, as well as what makes us unique.
Regular visits are made by the classes to local churches and also the Hindu temple and Jewish synagogue.
Through our RE lessons children should:
- acquire and develop knowledge and understanding of Christianity and the other principal religions represented in Great Britain;
- develop an understanding of the influence of beliefs, values and traditions on the way people live;
- enhance their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development
- develop the ability to come to reasoned and informed opinions about religious and moral issues,
- develop positive attitudes towards other people, respecting their right to hold different beliefs from their own, and towards living in a religiously diverse society.
Click on the link below for an overview of the RE topics taught across each year group, throughout the year.
At Pelham, we follow the Merton Agreed Syllabus for RE. This is available to view by clicking here.