We follow the York Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education 2016.
Religious Education provides a stimulating learning opportunity for children and young people to explore topics that really matter in the modern world and that drive people’s lives and action. The syllabus introduces children to beliefs and how they affect how people live as well as ideas about identity, belonging, values and commitment. The syllabus helps to prepare pupils for life in the global village that is Britain today. (Foreward – York Agreed Syllabus for RE)
The RE that we teach through this syllabus allows children to explore a range of questions and a diversity of answers related to aspects of life and RE. Children learn about how people’s beliefs and values influence the way they choose to live their lives. We support children to reflect on all these ideas and values, including their own.
In Reception children learn about Christianity and other faiths as part of their growing sense of self, their own community and their place within it.
In Key Stage 1 children learn about Christians and Muslims.
In Key Stage 2, children extend their learning about Christians and Muslims and also learn about Hindus and Jewish people.
In addition to learning about the religious groups above in depth, children may also learn about a range of other religious groups as well as non-religious world views.
RE is sometimes taught in weekly lessons but may sometimes be taught through a ‘mini -topic’ e.g. having a number of RE lessons about the same theme over a few weeks. We follow the minimum recommendation to teach RE over a year for at least 36 hours at Reception and Key Stage 1 and for 45 hours at Key Stage 2.