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Religious Education

Why do we teach R.E?

The Religious Education curriculum at Hawthorn Primary School provides children with the opportunities to explore what people believe and how this impacts their way of life. Children are taught to make connections between religions and non-religious beliefs. RE equips children with the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to handle questions raised by religion and belief in order for them to reflect on their own ideas of living. This will significantly contribute to children’s personal development and well-being. Children tackle difficult questions by learning insights that can work to challenge stereotypes, promote cohesion, and understand extremism. RE is also a very valuable subject, as it encourages children to value themselves and the communities within which they live.

Birmingham Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education | Birmingham City Council

Our Religious Education (RE) curriculum provides our pupils with a broad and balanced understanding of the main faiths around the world. Pupils cover 24 dispositions which are interwoven within all religions. 

The 24 dispositions are covered three times throughout a child’s education with us. This enables pupils to have a greater grasp of the disposition through a variety of religious faiths and beliefs.