Religious Education (RE)
Y1 - Special Places of Worship
Religious Education (RE) is taught in all classes and follows the programme of learning set out in the RBKC Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education.
- Enable children to understand the nature of religion, different beliefs and practices and to teach the core values of kindness, respect and tolerance.
- Help our children to acquire the knowledge and understanding of some of the principal religions represented in Great Britain.
We want children to develop a deeper understanding of religious beliefs, traditions and practices that are practised in our multi-cultural society. By doing this, children will be enabled to develop their own beliefs, values and attitudes and to show tolerance for differing beliefs and practices.
Bousfield School Prayer
Whilst we are not a faith-based school, this prayer or creed is all about who we are and is a guide to being good citizens and contributors to our community.
This is our school,
Let peace lie here,
Let rooms be full of happiness,
Let love be around,
Love of one another,
Love of all people,
And love of life and living.
Let us remember,
That as many hands build a house,
So many hearts make a school.
Our Religious Education curriculum offers opportunities for personal reflection and plays an important role in preparing children for adult life, enabling them to develop respect for and sensitivity to others, and in particular, those whose faiths and beliefs may differ from their own.
A curriculum map sets out the learning topics for the year, as well as key texts and trips which will be used to support learning. The curriculum expectations have been identified as being the minimum requirements a child must meet in order to ensure continued progress throughout the subject.
It is hoped that through their experiences of thinking about their own beliefs and those of others, children will develop spiritually, emotionally and morally. The skills and understanding they develop through this learning will better enable them to cope effectively with the challenges and opportunities of living in a multi-cultural society, contributing to it in a positive and responsible way.