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Religious Education

RE Narrative

Our Religious Education (RE) curriculum aims to equip children with the knowledge and skills to be respectful individuals who celebrate differences. All of our children receive 45 minutes a week of discrete, quality education.

In the early years, children begin their RE journey through multiple early learning goals; understanding of the world, people and communities, expressive arts and design, with communication and language interwoven throughout. Coverage of religions and world views is bespoke to the cohort in order to celebrate key festivals and cultures that are immediately relevant to the cohort. Mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs are the British Values implemented from the very beginning of the children’s educational journey.

In Key Stage 1 (KS1) the Oxfordshire Agreed Syllabus for RE 2023-2028, Challenging RE sets a context of ‘exploring home life and how this influences beliefs, attitudes and behaviours of children and others in relation to their sense of self, belonging and celebrating what is important to life’. The units of work are focussed around key questions based on common themes within religions and world views. As children progress through to Lower Key Stage 2 (LKS2), the context changes to ‘an exploration of what people believe to be important in life and why, and how this is expressed.’ During Upper Key Stage 2 (UKS2) our context is ‘A reflective exploration of some of the big questions, beliefs, and concepts about life and what it means to be human, and how responses to these are expressed.’

We aim for learning to be enriched by additional opportunities to visit a place of worship once per key stage, and engage with the local community by inviting visitors to run workshops for children.

Throughout KS1 and KS2, children are provided with a range of individual, paired and group learning opportunities. These heavily include discussion and debate, increasing depth of knowledge, understanding of beliefs and helping children develop their own world views. There are opportunities that enable comparison and connections between their values and beliefs with other viewpoints, again promoting tolerance and respect both within our school and our wider community.

Bure Park Primary School

Lucerne Avenue, Bure Park, Bicester, Oxfordshire, OX26 3BP

01869 354059