Religious Education at Fordbridge
RE at Fordbridge
At Fordbridge Community Primary school, we teach R.E in a creative, engaging and inspiring way. We aspire for Fordbridge children, to understand the similarities and differences across a range of religions, resulting in mutual respect for all.
The R.E curriculum is based on a ‘Discovering R.E’ scheme which covers all religions taught at Fordbridge in great depth and detail. Christianity is taught in every year group, with Christmas and Easter given fresh treatment each year, developing children’s learning in a progressive way. The other 59 Enquiry modules cover Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism.Children are taught to respect other religions and encouraged to respond to a range of important questions related to their own spiritual development and fundamental questions.
R.E is an essential component of a broad and balanced curriculum. It is a subject which makes a distinctive contribution to the school curriculum as it develops pupils’ knowledge and understanding of religion, tolerance, religious beliefs, practices, languages and traditions and their influence on individuals, communities, societies and cultures. It promotes understanding and respect for religions practiced around the world.
Throughout their school life, children have the opportunity to learn and achieve by visiting different places of worship linked to the religions they are learning about in their year group. During religious school visits, children experience a variety of places and religious objects bringing the learning to life. After religious visits children engage in a culture day with a chance to discuss, question and explore their learning further.
Through our continuing emphasis on the importance of R.E, our children develop a clearer understanding of the world and religions around them which is necessary for their personal development as active and responsible citizens.