Curriculum - Religious Education

Please take a look at the Religious Education Curriculum Rationale

For Religious Education at Bridlewood we follow the locally agreed syllabus. We give children an opportunity to develop a knowledge and understanding of the religious practices and beliefs of Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism. Through this curriculum we provide a positive context within which the diversity of cultures, beliefs and values can be explored. The children are encouraged to reflect on their own developing beliefs and values and to be respectful of the beliefs and values of others through understanding their traditions and practices. Opportunities are given for children to question and suggest answers relating to their own religious practices and those of others.

Art, Drama and Music are used to involve children in exploring, their understanding of different religious beliefs and traditions. Pictures, artefacts and stories are also used to give children a visual point of reference. In contrast periods of stillness and reflection are also part of lessons, when appropriate. Throughout the year the children have opportunities to meet people from our local community who share their own personal experiences of how their faith is part of their lives.

At Bridlewood we encourage an inclusive community approach to Religious Education. However parents are legally able to withdraw children from Collective Worship or Religious Education. Parents wishing to do so should contact the Head Teacher to discuss any anxieties they may have with regards to the school’s Religious Education policy.

Please click here to view a copy of the curriculum map for Religious Education.