Religious Education at Benton Dene School encourages children to develop their sense of identity and belonging to enable them to flourish individually within their own community and as citizens in the global community. The syllabus and work in school is based on aspects of The North Tyneside Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education, which is adapted to meet the needs of the children within the school. RE is taught in a practical way through sensory experiences with opportunities to visit places of worship and meet members of different faith communities who come into school.
RE contributes to the ethos of the school, the pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, the fostering of values and attitudes, the development of skills including the use of computing, cross-curricular themes including literacy, numeracy, PSHE and links with other curriculum areas.
In RE we have been learning about Belonging. Green zone children are exploring belonging to family and school. Red zone and Blue zone are learning about people who belong to a Faith group. Red zone children have explored Christian baptism and are going to visit St Bart's Church and Blue zone children had a fantastic visit to Hindu Temple in Newcastle.