‘RE is like the Tardis. Despite the small space it occupies in the curriculum, it is huge, encompassing nothing less than humanity’s most searching questions, its deepest hopes, the history of the world’s beliefs and their diverse manifestation in the modern world.’ (NATRE)
Our Vision for Religious Education as Frieth
We support our children by inspiring them to let their light shine by developing their curiosity and understanding forming respectful and reflective global citizens, with an awareness of the religions, traditions and cultures influencing our multi-cultural society.
Religious Education develops our children’s knowledge and understanding of religions presented within our multi-cultural society. Through following the Oxford Diocese Scheme of Work we promote the understanding of what it is to be human. By learning about, and from religion children can become more open minded, respectful and achieve greater self-awareness. The skills and attitudes developed through RE can make a significant contribution to promoting British Values.
Our inclusive teaching and learning environment demonstrates the many opportunities which we provide for our children, to support their spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development. This is central to everything that we do as a school.
Our RE curriculum is designed to both fulfil the requirements of the Agreed Syllabus for Buckinghamshire, and to provide experiences that engage, inspire and motivate all children. The curriculum is taught from Reception to Year 6 and reflects the fact that religious traditions in the United Kingdom are in the main Christian, while taking into account the teaching and practices of the other principal religious traditions represented in our community.
We hope that the skills we equip our children with will enable them to go into the world as curious, independent thinkers.