Religious Education

This is an important subject in our Church of England School. It is systematically covered from Foundation Stage through to Yr 6  and we follow the Gloucestershire RE syllabus and use the Understanding Christianity materials to support our work on the Christian faith. The principal aim is to explore what people believe and what difference this makes to how they live, so that pupils can gain knowledge, understanding and skills needed to handle questions raised by religion and belief.  It gives pupils the opportunity to reflect on their own ideas and ways of living.  The three elements of teaching and learning in the RE syllabus are:

Making sense of beliefs

Making connections

Understanding the impact

 

As well as Christianity, children learn about Judaism, Islam and Hinduism and how to respect the faith of others. They learn about sacred writings, places of worship, beliefs and traditions as well as many other faith characteristics.  Through placing an importance on learning about different faiths, alongside Christianity we ensure pupils have a better understanding of the world and a clear sense of creating a brighter future.  We meet daily for collective worship which builds a real sense of family and community, which is an important part of our school life.