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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 pupils develop a greater understanding of other cultures and global diversity.

All pupils share a collective worship time each day and 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.


Religious Education at Someries Infant School

This graphic outlines the key knowledge, skills and understanding pupils will develop in religious education during their education at Someries Infant School as part of our unique Prime Learning Challenge curriculum.


Reception

Pupils in nursery and reception learn how to answer the following Prime Learning Challenge questions as part of their learning about religious and cultural diversity:

  • What colours can we see during Diwali?
  • Is it nearly Christmas?
  • What is in the red envelope? (Chinese New Year and the Festival of Light)
  • Why is Easter special for Christians?
  • Why is the word ‘God’ so important to Christians?
  • Where do we belong?
  • Which places are specially valued and why? 
  • Which stories are specially valued and why?

Year one

Children in year one will learn how to answer the following Prime Learning Challenge questions throughout the year as part of their religious education lessons:

  • What do Christians believe God is like?
  • Why does Christmas matter to Christians? How do we celebrate special times?
  • Who is Jewish and what do they believe?
  • Why does Easter matter to Christians?
  • Who is a Muslim and what do they believe?
  • What makes some place significant? What makes some places sacred to believers?

Year two

Children in year two will learn how to answer the following Prime Learning Challenge questions throughout the year as part of their religious education lessons:

  • How and why do we celebrate special times?
  • What can we learn from sacred books and stories?
  • How do we show care for others? Why does it matter?
  • How can we show care for the Earth? Why does it matter?
  • Who is an inspiring person? What stories inspire Christian, Muslim or Jewish people?
  • What is the ‘good news’ Christians believe Jesus brings?