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Religious Education


Religious Education is a key part of our school curriculum. We teach the children about all of the major world religions with a main focus on Christianity in every year group. Through a variety of interactive activities, we teach children about the big picture of the Bible narrative and encourage children to ask and discuss the 'big questions' in order that they might understand different religious beliefs and practices, using these to form their own beliefs.


In addition, excellent RE provision can:

- provoke challenging questions about the ultimate meaning and purpose of life, beliefs about God, the self and the nature of reality, issues of right and wrong and what it means to be human

- offer opportunities for personal reflection and spiritual development

- encourage pupils to explore their own beliefs and questions of meaning

- challenge pupils to reflect on, consider, analyse, interpret and evaluate issues of truth, belief, faith and ethics and to communicate their responses

- encourage pupils to develop their sense of identity and belonging

- enable pupils to flourish individually within their communities and as citizens in a pluralistic society and global community

- have an important role in preparing pupils for adult life, employment and lifelong learning

- enable pupils to develop respect for and sensitivity to others, especially those whose faiths and beliefs are different from their own

- promote discernment and enable pupils to combat prejudice.


Our Religious Education is provided in accordance with the agreed West Berkshire syllabus for RE in combination with Diocesan guidelines and the 'Understanding Christianity' resource.


We assess pupils'  knowledge and skills as part of each unit of work. We also carry out a termly teacher assessment using the Oxford Diocese Board of Education End of Phase Outcomes in order to track progress.