At Pearson Primary School, the teaching of Religious Education (RE) is based upon the Discovery RE scheme of work. Discovery RE is a comprehensive detailed lesson planning resource for Religious Education for the whole Primary School plus Nursery (3-11).
The enquiry approach makes RE exciting and engaging for both teachers and children alike.
The current edition has 64 enquiry modules. Christianity is taught in every year group, with Christmas and Easter given fresh treatment every year, developing children’s learning in a progressive way. Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism are included and there is flexibility as to which religions the school chooses to teach when.
The school has links to the Methodist community through and to the local Muslim community through Pearson Park Mosque. RE lessons are further enhanced through visits to places of worship, visitors and resources to develop their knowledge of ‘cultural diversity’.