RE and Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development (SMSC)

At Gallions, P4C is sometimes linked in with the teaching of religious education during half termly RE Week. We follow the Newham locally agreed syllabus for religious education, which includes an enquiry based approach to teaching RE. At the start of each RE unit, classes begin their new RE topic by exploring and questioning religious themes such as belonging, worship, prayer, identity, friendship etc.

In the teaching of RE, we value real life experiences, visitors and visits to deepen understanding of religion within our community. In RE, we draw on our creative approaches to engage children in learning about religion and create more memorable experiences, as well as deeper understanding. Recently, we have seen children designing and making their own prayer mats with our Artist in Residence.

Year 3 also organised their own Holi Festival, decorating classrooms, making traditional food, learning songs and dances and of course we ended by celebrating the colours of this vibrant festival.