At Broadmead we aim to develop children’s awareness of themselves, other members of the community and others in the world beyond. We believe that Religious Education provides an opportunity to celebrate and foster awareness of differences within our school and the wider world.
Children are encouraged to develop a way of looking at life, facing life’s basic questions and challenges and take personal and moral responsibilities for the decisions they make. We believe it is important to promote awareness and understanding which will lead to respect and tolerance towards the beliefs of others and to break down fear, prejudice and stereotypes. Religious Education has an important contribution to make to the social and moral development of the child.
Through the teaching of Religious Education we aim to:
- contribute to the development of a child’s sense of identity
- offer opportunities for personal reflection and spiritual development
- enable children to see the world and life from different points of view
- enable children to gain a knowledge of Christianity and other principal religious traditions and beliefs, particularly those represented in Great Britain, in order to understand and appreciate their own and other beliefs and cultures
- enable children to develop their understanding of the ways in which beliefs influence people in their behaviour, practices and outlook
- prepare children for life as citizens in a multicultural society
- value and celebrate diversity, promoting multicultural understanding and respect
- help the children learn from religions as well as about religions
- develop investigative and research skills and to enable them to make reasoned judgements about religious issues
Our school RE curriculum is based on SACRE and the Bedfordshire LEA’s Agreed Syllabus and it meets all the requirements set out in that document.
Every year our Year 4 children are fortunate to tale part in the Queen's Park Faith Tour where they have the opportunity to visit 3 places of worship in one day! A church, a gurdwara and a mosque.