At St Helen’s Primary School, RE is taught through the Hartlepool Agreed Syllabus. The school has developed non-negotiable skills for each year group providing continuity and progression linked to the agreed syllabus.
We aim to promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils and prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences for later life. RE allows pupils the opportunities to listen to others, hear and analyse conflicting viewpoints and develop empathy and respect towards others.
We aim to provoke and develop pupil’s knowledge and understanding of Christianity, of other principal religions, other religious traditions and world views that offer answers to challenging questions about religion.
We offer pupils opportunities to examine the significance of religion in relation to themselves and others and consider how religion and beliefs have an impact on individuals and groups in local, national and global contexts.
On Friday 16th November, Edison and Alec attended the Hartlepool Community Hub Central to celebrate Interfaith Week. Inter faith week’s aims are to strengthen good inter faith relations, increase awareness of the different faith communities in Hartlepool and to increase understanding between people of religious and non-religious beliefs. The children produced, and show cased their work about “Christianity”. They also took part in a radio interview and explored the work produced by other Hartlepool schools who attended. The children enjoyed the session and should be very proud of the work they produced.