Religious Education (RE)

INTENT

At Brookmead School our intent through our RE learning and teaching is to help children to acquire and develop knowledge and understanding of a range of beliefs and religions and to appreciate the way that religious beliefs shape life and behaviour.

IMPLEMENTATION

Through the teaching of our curriculum, learners develop the ability to make reasoned and informed judgements about religious and moral issues which enhances their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.

At Brookmead we follow the Buckinghamshire Agreed Syllabus for RE which can be downloaded below. This curriculum provides the opportunity to reflect on our experiences and explore the beliefs, values and attitudes that guide us and others through life by studying the values, practices and ways of life of the principal religions and secular philosophies.

Our RE overview and progression in skills can be found below.

IMPACT:

Our Brookmead Values are met through our RE curriculum:

Determination

Commitment & enthusiasm

Caring for others

Confidence & self-belief

Independence

Teamwork & cooperation

Honesty & fair play

Showing respect

Encouraging & supporting others

Taking pride in our learning

Being positive & ready to learn

BRINGING LEARNING TO LIFE AND LIFE TO LEARNING

In addition:

  • Through our R.E. curriculum, learners are able to make links between their own lives and those of others in their community and in the wider world

  • Learners develop knowledge and understanding of, and their ability to respond to, principal world religions, other religious traditions and world views

  • Learners understand and respect religions, beliefs, values and traditions and the influence of faith and belief on individuals, societies, communities and cultures

  • Learners gain skills of enquiry and response through the use of religious vocabulary, questioning and empathy