RE and World BeliefsCelebrating the diversity of our school
This school encourages children to develop an awareness of the universal moral principles of right and wrong, justice and fairness and a proper concern for the fate of others and the world.
Haseltine is a community built upon the diversity of its nationalities, cultures and faiths. As a school we aim, through our RE curriculum, to educate about and celebrate this diversity and offer a welcoming and inclusive environment for all our pupils.
Relevant and engaging religious and ideological debate
The key aim of RE and World Beliefs is to involve our children in religious and ideological debate in a way which is both relevant and engaging. We seek to provide an opportunity for our children to explore the huge variety of religious communities and beliefs that exist both within the classroom, school, community and world around them in order to gain a deeper understanding and respect for them.
It also sets out to explore beliefs and religions from a range of historical periods (Ancient Greeks, Romans, Vikings, Egyptians), investigating and discussing the similarities and differences between the beliefs these ancient cultures had, and those that we now have.
We encourage children to draw upon, discuss and share their own beliefs and religious experiences, within a safe and supportive environment, and use these discussions as springboards to further exploration, debate, thought and learning.
Our studies around the World’s major religions is taught in accordance with the aims of the Lewisham Agreed Syllabus. Particularly relevant to our school is the aim, which states:
‘Religious Education should help pupils to develop a positive attitude towards other people, respecting their right to hold different beliefs from their own, and towards living in a society of many religions and beliefs.’
View Haseltine RE Curriculum Overview below.