The Statutory Requirements
At Wellington Primary School, we are required by law to follow Widening Horizons, the Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education in the London Borough of Hounslow. The locally determined R.E. syllabus allows R.E. teaching to reflect the richness and diversity of the local Hounslow community.
The Aim of Religious Education
‘The aim of Religious Education in the London Borough of Hounslow is to help children and young people to learn about and learn from religious and spiritual insights, beliefs and practices.’ Widening Horizons (2012)
We provide opportunities for the children to 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.
We implement this through a programme of units and enquiry based learning.
Religious Education is taught within cross-curricular themed units every half term in the Nursery and Reception classes. These fulfil the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum (March 2012). In Key Stages One and Two, Religious Education is taught as a discrete subject with a weekly lesson. The units change each half term in years one and two, whereas the children enter more in-depth studies in years three and four through one unit which lasts a whole term and two termly units in years five and six.