We are following a different curriculum plan this Autumn as we prioritise keeping everyone safe, re-establishing routines and relationships, staying healthy and revisiting learning the children did at home during lockdown.
At Bonner Primary School, Religious Education topics are taught in accordance with the Tower Hamlets Agreed Syllabus (2017-2022). We explicitly teach about four of the six main world faiths (Islam, Christianity, Judaism and Hinduism) as well as discussing other non-religious world views, such as Atheism and Humanism.
The principle aim of RE at Bonner is to explore 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.
The curriculum for RE aims to ensure that all pupils:
Know about and understand a range of religions and worldviews, so that they can:
describe, explain and analyse beliefs and practices, recognising the diversity which exists within and between communities and amongst individuals
identify, investigate and respond to questions posed, and responses offered by some of the sources of wisdom found in religions and worldviews
appreciate and appraise the nature, significance and impact of different ways of life and ways of expressing meaning.
Express ideas and insights about the nature, significance and impact of religions and worldviews, so that they can:
explain reasonably their ideas about how beliefs, practices and forms of expression influence individuals and communities
express with increasing discernment their personal reflections and critical responses to questions and teachings about identity, diversity, meaning and value, including ethical issues
appreciate and appraise varied dimensions of religion.
Gain and deploy the skills needed to engage seriously with religions and worldviews, so that they can:
find out about and investigate key concepts and questions of belonging, meaning, purpose and truth, responding creatively
enquire into what enables different individuals and communities to live together respectfully for the wellbeing of all
articulate beliefs, values and commitments
Children at Bonner have the opportunity to visit various places of worship and meet people from various religious and belief communities. These include visits to a church, Hindu temple and a mosque. This enables the children to further enhance their understanding of world religions, beliefs and practices.
Throughout the year we have a range of special events, these include:
Christmas shows - both traditional nativity and modern