The Surrey locally agreed syllabus states that, ‘Religious education contributes dynamically to pupils’ and students’ education in schools by provoking challenging questions about meaning and purpose in life, beliefs about God, issues of right and wrong and what it means to be human’.
At Bramley Oak, RE makes links to our Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) focus as well as teaching the fundamentals of British Values. Our teaching of RE is in line with the Surrey Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education (SACRE).
Through our teaching of RE we aim to:
- Promote an understanding of the multicultural and multifaith society we live in today, in modern day Britain.
- Demonstrate an appreciation of the nature of religion and belief
- Recognise the influence of beliefs, values and traditions on the individual, on culture and on communities throughout the world
- Promote the values and attitudes necessary for good citizenship in a multi faith and multiracial society.
Helping our pupils to develop an informed, reflective, and compassionate understanding of different faiths.
RE is taught discreetly through drop down days, and we follow the Surrey Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education. This scheme is adapted to ensure that all pupils can access learning.
Learning in RE involves all pupils having opportunities to engage with materials and activities through immersive learning. This approach provides our pupils with the emphasis they need to make the new connections in learning and provide opportunities to reflect. Each focussed RE day includes cross-curricular opportunities such as cooking and art and design, as well as the core subjects. Our big questions encourage meaningful conversations and teachers use a range of learning activities, experiences, sources and resources to encourage the key information and vocabulary needed to discuss these questions in a deep and meaningful way. Knowledge organisers are issued to children at the beginning of the focus day containing a summary of the key facts and essential knowledge needed for the unit, this is a resource they can refer to throughout the day to embed their learning.
Our RE curriculum allows our pupils to celebrate diversity whilst promoting an understanding of the wider community, including its beliefs, traditions, cultures, languages, and history. Our RE curriculum ensures that our pupils develop spiritually, academically, emotionally, and morally to promote and realise a better understanding of themselves and others.