Religious Eduction

By Gary Evans on Thursday, January 7, 2016 in Religious Education. No Comments

Religious Education at Bournville Junior School is taught in accordance with the Birmingham Agreed Syllabus 2007.

Appropriate material from major world faiths is studied. Children are encouraged to learn and reflect by undertaking a variety of activities in lessons, by using artefacts and by making visits (where possible) or having visitors in school.

The point of R.E. is to help children appreciate what it is that inspires ordinary people to ‘love God’ and to avoid ‘being selfish’ and ‘self-centred’. What is it that people live by and live for? What is that makes people happy? In R.E. the deepest values of human life are shared and discussed.

At Bournville Junior School, we follow the Birmingham Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education, through which the children learn from and learn about religion. The syllabus does not identify with individual faiths, but focuses on the principles underpinning faith generally. There is a daily act of worship, which takes place as a whole school, as a phase or as a class. Parents have the right to withdraw their child from Religious Education and/or collective worship. If you would like to discuss this further, please make an appointment to see the Head Teacher.

Aims and Objectives

  • To promote pupils spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
  • To develop children’s knowledge and understanding of the faiths, practices and values of religious traditions.
  • To develop the ability to use a range of resources (artefacts, photos, pictures, text, videos, ICT resources, music and buildings) to help their understanding and knowledge.
  • To encourage children to both ask and answer questions in order to develop and deepen their knowledge.
  • To provide broad and varied experiences within the R.E curriculum.
  • To help pupils to learn from and to learn about religion.

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