The school follows the Religious Education Agreed Syllabus for Bedford Borough, Central Bedfordshire and Luton which encourages children to respect the religious, spiritual and moral values of others and to consider thoughtfully their own values and beliefs. The teaching of Religious Education in our school is non-denominational. It informs children about world religions and is not about imparting a faith. Although based mainly on Christian beliefs, other world religions are studied so children develop a greater understanding of other cultures and global diversity. All children share a collective worship time each day. A yearly programme of themes is planned with religious, cultural, social and moral themes.
Parents have the right to withdraw their child from the teaching of Religious Education. If this is the case then they are asked to contact the Head Teacher.
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Children in Year One will learn how to answer the following Prime Learning Challenges throughout the year as part of their religious education lessons:
- What does it mean to belong?
- How and why do we celebrate special times?
- How do we show we care for others?
- Who is a Christian and what do they believe?
- Who is a Muslim and what do they believe?
Children in Year Two will learn how to answer the following Prime Learning Challenges throughout the year as part of their religious education lessons:
- Who is an inspiring person?
- Who is Jewish and what do they believe?
- Why should be care for the earth?
- What makes some places special?
- What can we learn from sacred books and stories?
Children in Year Two took part in a special Judaism workshop led by Mrs Schwei from Luton Synagogue.
As part of the workshop, the children learned about many different Jewish artefacts, including the Torah, tallit and kippah.
As well as this, they learned about the Hebrew alphabet and even learned how to read a few letters!
The visit supported the learning that took place earlier this year as part of Year Two’s RE Prime Learning Challenge Who is Jewish and what do they believe?
All children followed up the visit by writing some fantastic non-chronological reports about Judaism.