Religious Education provokes challenging questions about meaning and purpose in life, beliefs about God, ultimate reality, issues of right and wrong and what it means to be human. Therefore, our shared Southwark values are at the heart of everything we do. Within the RE curriculum, these core values will help guide and influence our children’s Beliefs, Behaviours and sense of Belonging.
At Southwark, we want our children to understand and appreciate our world and the people that live in it. We want RE to enable all children to understand and celebrate each other’s differences as well as share and discover their similarities. Children will be taught the vital knowledge needed so that they can appreciate and celebrate diversity, show respect and work cohesively together as one community. Children should feel confident to challenge stereotypes and misconceptions about themselves and others. All children will have the opportunity to learn through first hand experiences and be provided with memories that will shape their lives today and in the future.
Belief – values that guide daily life
Behaviour – rituals and practices associated with daily life
Belonging – being part of a shared community
Belief- Children will learn about the similarities and differences between themselves and others.
Behaviour - Children enjoy joining in with family customs and traditions. They can comment and ask questions about the world and why things happen.
Belonging- Children have a sense of belonging and show interest in the lives of people that are familiar to them.
Belief- All children understand that there are different beliefs and cultures within our school and community. Children can also reflect on their own beliefs and perspective on life.
Behaviour - Children appreciate and celebrate diversity, show respect and work cohesively together as one community.
Belonging- Children can explore questions about belonging, meaning and truth so that they can express their own ideas and opinions. Children will then be able to understand what difference belonging to a community might make.
Belief - Children understand that there are different beliefs and cultures within their local community and also the wider world.
Behaviour - Children feel confident to challenge stereotypes and misconceptions about themselves and others. Children are empowered to ask questions to ensure they understand the world in which they live and enable them to make a positive contribution in their own and wider community.
Belonging- Children understand the importance of belonging, how this may be valuable and how this can shape their own lives and those of others.