The principal aim of R.E. at Blue Gate Fields Junior School is to engage pupils in systematic enquiry into significant human questions which religion and worldviews address, so that they can develop the understanding and skills needed to appreciate and appraise varied responses to these questions, as well as develop responses of their own.
Children perceive R.E. at Blue Gate Fields Junior School as:
“RE explores big questions about life, to find out what people believe and what difference this makes to how they live, so that pupils can make sense of religion, reflecting on their own ideas and ways of living.”
R.E. teaching and learning enables our children to:
A. Know about and understand a range of religions and worldviews.
B. Express ideas and insights about the nature, significance and impact of religions and worldviews.
C. Gain and deploy the skills needed to engage seriously with religions and worldviews.
These aims are structured around the following strands:
• Believing (Religious beliefs, teachings, sources; questions of meaning purpose and truth)
• Expressing (Religious forms of expression; questions of identity, diversity and belonging)
• Living (Practices and ways of living; questions of values and commitments)
At Blue Gate Fields, both the Infant and Junior school follow Tower Hamlets Agreed Syllabus 2017-2022. This ensures that there is continuity and progression building on children’s prior learning.