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Religious Education at Heston Primary School

  • RE Curriculum Content

Religious Education Vision

The teaching of Religious Education (RE) at Heston Primary School allows children to investigate and reflect on some of the fundamental questions asked by people. We aim to develop children’s intellectual, social, emotional and spiritual understanding of both themselves and the world in which we live by asking fundamental questions about life. Through our enquiry-based approach, children learning about, and from, different religions. They reflect on what it means to have a faith and to develop their own spiritual knowledge and understanding.

Our RE Curriculum

At Heston Primary School we follow the London Borough of Hounslow’s agreed syllabus for Religious Education, Widening Horizons, as this is the statutory requirement for community primary schools. In line with this syllabus, the aims of RE are to help children:

  • provoke challenging questions about the ultimate meaning and purpose of life, beliefs about God, the self and the nature of reality, issues of right and wrong and what it means to be human;
  • develop knowledge, understanding and awareness of Christianity and other major world faiths including; Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism as well as ethical non-theistic traditions, such as Humanism;
  • offer opportunities for personal reflection and spiritual development and contribute to a search for meaning and purpose in life;
  • enhance awareness and understanding of religions and beliefs, teachings, practices and forms of expression, as well as of the influence of religious and other beliefs on individuals, families, communities and cultures;
  • encourage learning from different religions, beliefs, values and traditions while reflecting on, considering, analysing, interpreting and evaluating issues of truth, faith and ethics and communicating responses;
  • enable the development of a sense of identity and belonging and the ability to flourish within pluralistic societies, locally, nationally and internationally;
  • offer preparation for adult life, employment and lifelong learning foster respect for, and sensitivity to, individuals and communities of different faiths and beliefs by promoting discernment and combating prejudice.

For more information about our RE Curriculum, please contact the school office; we will provide you with our subject matrices and knowledge organisers for this area. Other details around our curriculum activities and offer, can be accessed by parents/carers on HestonLink (school's online learning platform).

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