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RE in the Spotlight

As a school, we have worked hard to embed the British Values across the curriculum – through lessons, assemblies and workshops.

LTPS British Value Hand

As we approach the end of the year, it is clear that the children have made strong links between RE and the British Values, reinforcing the essence of RE:  Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development.  

 “The Ramadan assembly was about tolerance of different religions because we don’t all celebrate it but some people at school do.” Y5 

 The British Values images, from our Lime Tree hand, can be seen in RE books across the school and display a strong message that they are embedded within RE. The language that the children use also demonstrates a strong understanding and awareness.   

 We had to show respect in the Judaism workshop because she was teaching us about her religion.” Y3  

Our RE curriculum is designed in line with the Surrey locally agreed syllabus (2017-2022) and reflects a broad and balanced range of religions represented in Great Britain. We enjoy celebrating the diversity of both our local and global communities through assemblies, visitors, workshops and educational visits. 

Information about the teaching of RE here at Lime Tree can be found on the school website under the ‘Curriculum’ tab: 

  • LTPS Foundation to YR6 Religious Education Overview 
  • Religious Education in England – Non Statutory Guidelines 
  • Religious Education Agreed Syllabus in Surrey 2017-2022 
  • Religious Education Planned ‘Places of Worship’ Visits 

 

 Thinking ahead to 2019-2020 

As we approach the end of our 2017-2018 academic year, we are beginning to think about the Religious Education visits, workshops and visitors for the year ahead (2019-2020). 

As our school grows, we strive to develop a positive relationship with religious and faith groups and individuals within our local community. We have already built links with the Holy Trinity church in Redhill and the Masjid ul-Emaan on Frenches Road. We have also been fortunate enough to open our doors to parents and carers, of children here at Lime Tree, from a variety of faiths and religions. As visitors, they have encouraged and inspired the children’s RE learning through assemblies, workshops and visits, contributing to a meaningful and engaging curriculum. 

To continue to inspire the children at Lime Tree, and to strengthen links with our local community we would like to welcome parents, family members and carers into the school (following a meeting with the RE leader) to take part in the delivery of the RE teaching and learning next year. This may include leading or supporting workshops and assemblies, or supporting in class to promote high quality discussion.  

If you would be interested in supporting Lime Tree’s RE curriculum next year, please contact the school office or speak to your child’s class teacher. Information regarding the religions and topics taught in each year group can be found in the image above and also on the school website.  

We look forward to working with you.