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Religious Education

Our Religious Education subject leader is Miss Emily Howard.

At Baddow Hall Infant School our vision is for every child to make the best possible progress.

 

Intent for our RE curriculum:

At Baddow Hall Infant School our Religious Education curriculum aims to ensure that children become lifelong learners through developing knowledge and understanding about religions and worldviews and becoming religiously literate. We aim to ensure that children develop curiosity and respect about the world of religion through learning about different faith groups. We develop resilience in children through our curriculum by asking and answering questions and talking about religion through a range of lenses. We enable children to be creative through expressing what is important to them.

 

EYFS framework (educational programme):

Understanding the world involves guiding children to make sense of their physical world and their community. The frequency and range of children’s personal experiences increases their knowledge and sense of the world around them – from visiting parks, libraries and museums to meeting important members of society such as police officers, nurses and firefighters. In addition, listening to a broad selection of stories, non-fiction, rhymes and poems will foster their understanding of our culturally, socially, technologically and ecologically diverse world.

 

Non-Statutory Guidance 2010:

Religion and beliefs inform our values and are reflected in what we say and how we behave. RE is an important subject in itself, developing an individual’s knowledge and understanding of the religions and beliefs which form part of contemporary society. Religious education provokes 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. It can develop pupils’ knowledge and understanding of Christianity, of other principal religions, other religious traditions and worldviews that offer answers to questions such as these. RE also contributes to pupils’ personal development and well-being and to community cohesion by promoting mutual respect and tolerance in a diverse society. RE can also make important contributions to other parts of the school curriculum such as citizenship, personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE education), the humanities, education for sustainable development and others. It offers opportunities for personal reflection and spiritual development, deepening the understanding of the significance of religion in the lives of others – individually, communally and cross-culturally.