KS2 Religious Education
'The place of RE in the lives of children and young people keeps changing, but some things are constant. Every person, growing up, finds their own values and beliefs by which to live. The tensions of our differences are creative and fascinating for most of us, but occasionally they cause conflict. The place of religion in the modern world is controversial and challenging, but does not go away. For these (among many) reasons it is vital for our schools to help children and young people to develop their own ideas and ways of living, to learn to be reasonable about belief and religions and to learn to be respectful to those who see the world differently. If everyone finds their own path in life, then the great religions of the world might be seen as guide books. RE introduces pupils to the influences of faiths and beliefs over thousands of years and for billions of people. That’s a part of a good education for the twenty-first century.' (Bedfordshire SACRE Syllabus, 2018)
At Foxdell, Religious Education (RE) is delivered through the agreed Bedfordshire SACRE syllabus. We believe that RE is a fundamental element in the broad and balanced curriculum that we provide. Through our religious education programme, we hope that children will develop a greater appreciation of their world and those with whom they share it particularly as Foxdell serves a wide range of faiths and cultures. The content of the curriculum reflects the multi-cultural make up of our school. Festivals, celebrations, books and acts of worship both Christian and non-Christian will be studied. Children will be encouraged to discuss similarities and differences and to develop tolerance and understanding of different faiths and cultures.