Religious Education

Whitegrove is a special place with the majority of our pupils having family links across the world.

Our RE curriculum helps our children to understand how our world is interconnected and develop an understanding of differing religious view. It promotes understanding and respect of others’ views.

RE is more than subject knowledge; it seeks to understand how different views, values and perspectives influence and affect places and environments at different scales. It fosters children’s understanding of religions across the world and the differing religious views within the classroom.

At Whitegrove, we aim for the children to explore different religions and the questions they have within a safe and caring environment. 

From the time the children enter school they are asked challenging questions about beliefs and issues from the world the children live in. Through videos, artefacts and stories, the children develop their knowledge of Christianity and other world religions. The subject challenges the children to: consider, analyse and interpret truth; develop a sense of identity and belonging; identify their place within the local and global community; develop respect and sensitivity to others, in particular those who have beliefs that are different to their own.

At Whitegrove, we aim for the children to explore different religions and the questions they have within a safe and caring environment. We aim to share the links between the world’s major religions and encourage the children to share their views and ask any questions to clarify their thinking.