Through the teaching of RE, our vision is to create knowledgeable, curious, and compassionate children who have the enthusiasm and respect to share their interests in the people, beliefs, and cultures of our world. We want children to gain an understanding of a variety religions, especially those they may not experience within their communities, to ensure children develop tolerance and respect for all.
The EYFS curriculum is planned to match the requirements of the EYFS Statutory Framework. In the area of Understanding of the World, children learn about religion and culture through experiences, visitors and stories. This is planned through both adult-led learning and continuous provision.
In KS1 and KS2, the R.E curriculum is based on the relevant national and local requirements set out by the Awareness, Mystery and Values (AMV) Locally Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education in Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset and the London Borough of Haringey.
The learning sequences match the children’s age related interests and create a broad picture of UK religions. Children compare their own beliefs and practices to those of Christianity and other world religions. Children are encouraged to find common threads between the main world religions as well as explore and express their own spiritual beliefs. The religions studied represent those most represented across the UK. These religions are Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam and Judaism. Children will also be supported to develop skills of enquiry, interpretation, evaluation and reflection in R.E.