Bedonwell Junior

" Through excellence, together we shall succeed "

Religious Education

Religious Education at Bedonwell follows the RE Agreed Syllabus for Bexley 2014. Year Groups in Key Stage 1 and 2 study different aspects of Christianity alongside one other major world faith. The children in the EYFS (Nursery and Reception classes) access RE through the Understanding the World aspect of the EYFS curriculum and explore celebrations, traditions and special occasions. 

We aim to foster spiritual and moral development, based on the teaching of Christianity and other world faiths. We are sensitive to the beliefs of all pupils from various religious and non- religious backgrounds. We aim to develop a friendly, working partnership with parents and carers and develop relationships with members of religious groups within our school community.  Through our Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural curriculum, emphasis is also given to moral Education, good manners and Equal Opportunities. 

The Bexley agreed syllabus allows children to develop skills both at attainment target 1- learning about a religion (i.e. the facts) and attainment target 2 - learning from a religion (i.e. relating what the children are learning about to their own life experiences).

At school, we teach RE through interactive methods, using a wide range of resources and encourage members of the local community to visit and share experiences with the children. Through our Harvest Festival and carol service we enjoy sharing experiences and supporting the local community.

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Arrangements for Religious Education and Collective Worship

Religious affiliation – none.

Curriculum overview:

Early Years Foundation Stage

Understanding the World

Year 1

Christianity

Judaism

Year 2

Christianity

Hinduism

 Children are taught to:

  1. Reflect on what it means to belong to a faith community, communicating their own and other’s responses.
  2. Respond to the challenge of commitment both in their own lives and within religious traditions, recognising how commitment to a religion is shown in a variety of ways.
  3. Discuss their own and others’ views of religious truth and belief, expressing their own ideas.
  4. Reflect on ideas of right and wrong and their own and others’ responses to them.
  5. Reflect on sources of inspiration in their own and others’ lives.

 

 

    "In the simplest terms, studying religion and belief makes a vital part of a complete   education because of its ability to influence culture, behaviour and national life and help children to  workout how to live a good life."