At Hillcrest Primary, we believe that religious education makes an important contribution to the education of our young people. We aim to help our children develop their own values, beliefs and morals by learning from and about the religions of others in our diverse society.
Through RE, children develop understanding, respect and empathy for others and appreciate the range of cultures and traditions in our community and wider world.
RE is taught in accordance with the RBWM Agreed Syllabus for RE and delivered using the 'Discovery RE' scheme of work.
Learning in RE at Hillcrest Primary School takes the form of an enquiry-based approach, using children's own experiences as a starting point, then considering the religious practices and values of others', before considering children's own views in the light of their learning. We encourage research and reasoned debate to consider topical enquiries.
Children learn about 5 of the world's principal religions; Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Sikhism and Islam. Each year group covers Christianity alongside another one of the key religions and we recognise important religious festivals in our studies.
RE is enriched with educational visits and welcoming religious figures from our community to school.
We have good links with our local church and religious leaders.