As our school enjoys a diverse culture, discussions about children's beliefs and experiences happen spontaneously and frequently. Children are encouraged to share their beliefs, compare them with others and ask questions.
At Widden, R.E. is based on the Gloucestershire Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education. It is taught discretely each week, to ensure a broad R.E. curriculum where our pupils explore a range of religious and non-religious views. Children build upon their knowledge and understanding of different religions throughout their school life.
The Principal aim of the teaching of R.E. taken from this syllabus is to explore what people believe and what difference this makes to how they live, so that pupils can gain the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to handle questions raised by religion and belief, reflecting on their own ideas and ways of living.
We teach our pupils about a variety of religions including, Islam, Christianity, Hinduism, Judaism and non-religious beliefs. We follow the principal aim by encouraging children to ask questions about what other people believe and what they believe, making comparisons between the two.