Globe Primary School

Globe Primary School
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Religious Education

Moral, Spiritual and Religious Education

Religious Education is taught in addition to the National Curriculum in line with recommendations laid down by the Department of Education and the Local Authority.  We use the Tower Hamlets Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education as the basis of our teaching.  At Globe we teach the subject thematically.  This means children learn about a range of religions based around a theme, which could be Festivals, Buildings or Special Books.  Teaching in this way helps children to compare and consider everybody, ultimately leading to greater understanding and respect. 

There is a balance in R.E. between learning about Religions i.e. facts, artefacts, specific details and common themes across Religions, to learning from religion i.e. thoughts, perceptions, analysing facts and looking at the meaning of stories and events. We encourage our children to be critical thinkers.

We also make it clear to children that not everyone has a religion and that not everyone believes in a God.  We in no way promote any particular religion.  We celebrate various festivals and their traditions.  At Christmas we have a Christmas performance with a traditional nativity and Christmas songs. .

Here are our RE schemes of work for the academic year 2017 - 2018.

KS1 - Year 1 and Year 2

Who is a Christian and what do they believe?

What makes some places sacred?

What does it mean to belong to a faith community?

Year 3 and Year 4

What do different people believe about God?

Why do people pray?

What does it mean to be a Hindu in Britain?

Year 5 and Year 6

Why do some people believe God exists?

If God is everywhere, why do we go to a place of worship?

What matters most to Christians and Humanists?

Assemblies

Our assemblies promote values which complement and reinforce all faiths; they promote positive relationships, tolerance and self-awareness as well as significant events from a range of religions.  Assemblies are important social and educational occasions.  

We explore shared values through our assemblies. We also learn about the diversity of our world and learn about key events which are important to our community and country. Celebrating effort and success is also a key element of our assemblies whether that be as individuals, groups or the whole school.

We have assembly themes which children encourage children to be respectful, co-operate and emphasise with others.  On occasion we invite carefully selected individuals or groups to speak at our assemblies.

Assembly Plan - Summer 2017

Assembly Plan - Autumn 2017

Assembly Plan - Spring 2018

Here is the school’s Religious Education policy which has been agreed by the school’s Governing Body.  This policy includes the parental right to withdraw children from religious education.  We do not recommend withdrawal as Religious Education is vital in helping children understand the world that we live in. 

Please click to view the school’s Religious Education policy

Collective Worship 

At Globe we gather daily in a variety of groupings where we celebrate and reflect.  It is an opportunity to help children to reflect on their own experiences and to recognise and celebrate the values and beliefs of the whole community, both in school and the wider world.  This celebration and reflection reflects our diverse school community.  

At Globe we celebrate diversity. We are committed to preparing our children to thrive in a multi-cultural world which is rich in faiths and beliefs. Citizens of the future who are tolerant of others are being developed in our school today. 

Other opportunities for collective worship occurs during RE and PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education).