Religious Education at Broadheath
Religious Education at Broadheath Primary school follows the Trafford Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education (2016-2021) and it meets all the requirements set out in that document.
This agreed syllabus requires that all pupils learn from Christianity in each key stage. In addition, pupils will learn from the principal religions represented in the UK, in line with the law. In EYFS, children will encounter Christianity and other faiths, as part of their growing sense of self, their own community and their place within it. At Key stage 1 these religions are Islam and Judaism with the addition of Hinduism at Key stage 2. Furthermore, non-religious worldviews, including for example Humanism, will also be the focus for study.
As outlined in the Trafford agreed syllabus:
- “The principal aim of RE is to engage pupils in systematic enquiry into significant human questions which religion and worldviews address, so that they can develop the understanding and skills needed to appreciate and appraise varied responses to these questions, as well as develop responses of their own.”
- The strands of RE in the EYFS, Key stage 1 and Key stage 2 are:
- Believing – Religious beliefs, teachings, sources; questions about meaning, purpose and truth
- Expressing – Religious and spiritual forms of expression; questions about identity and diversity
- Living – Religious practices and ways of living; questions about values and commitments
All planning follows the new Trafford Agreed Syllabus 2016. A full scheme of work has been purchased and is on the shared drive. Themes are taken from Questions such as:
Who is Christian/Muslim / Jewish and what do they believe?