“ Whatever you do in word or deed,
do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus,
giving thanks to God the Father through him.”
Colossians 3:17

Religious Education

This page provides prospective parents and visitors with a glimpse into our curriculum.  Parents of Blue School pupils are provided with detailed guides to subject planning in the form of ‘Knowledge Organisers’ in Parent Zone.

An Integral Part of Life

As a Church of England school Religious Education is at the centre of our school’s beliefs and this is reflected not only in RE lessons but through assemblies, links with the local churches in our community and through our pupils and teachers morals and values. We ensure that RE teaching follows the national curriculum, and is open and instils respect for different views and interpretations enabling all young people to become successful learners who enjoy learning, making progress and achieving. 

As a church school we support our children to understand the Christian faith, its values and ethos which we embed through discussion, collective worship, in lessons and through modelling in the way we treat each other and through our behaviour within our school and local community. Through this strong Christian ethos we strive to meet all our children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural needs.

Curriculum

RE classes follow the LDBS curriculum for RE, providing the children with the opportunity to develop their understanding of what it means to be Christian and how to incorporate these values into their daily life.

Taken from the Religious Education in Church of England Schools – A Statement of Entitlement, our aims and objectives are for children: 

  • To know about and understand Christianity as a diverse global living faith through the exploration of core beliefs using an approach that critically engages with biblical text.
  • To gain knowledge and understanding of a range of religious and worldviews appreciating diversity, continuity and change within the religions and worldviews studied.
  • To engage with challenging questions of meaning and purpose raised by human existence and experience.
  • To explore their own religious, spiritual and philosophical ways of living, believing and thinking.

EYFS
Our children in EYFS will be able to explain who God is and why he is important to Christians. They will delve into the role God plays in rescuing people, including some of his miracles. Finally, as an introduction to school worship, they will visit one of our local churches, experiencing a service being led by our year 6 children.

Key Stage 1
At the end of KS1, children will be able to express an understanding of creation, discuss the importance of the Lord’s Prayer and begin to recite it, identify important individuals in God’s life and their role in Christianity. To build on our children’s faith, they will take part in a trip to a local church to learn about and participate in a baptism. Children will be introduced to Judaism, and will be able to compare symbols and practises to Christianity.

Lower Key Stage 2
In LKS2, the children will explore some of the big stories within The Bible, discussing their significance, while starting to appreciate the important role the Ten Commandments play within Christian life. As their journey continues, the children will deepen their understanding of Judaism, and begin to investigate Hinduism and its similarities and differences to Christianity. The children will finish their time in LKS2 by investigating the importance of Holy Communion and its symbolism.


Upper Key Stage 2
By the end of KS2 children will have had numerous opportunities to learn through and learn about our Christian faith, developing an understanding and appreciation of the morals, values and the ways in which our faith can guide us in our life journey. Each child will also have the opportunity to learn about other world faiths, what makes their faith special to them and explore the similarities to Christianity. All children will have the opportunity to take part in the Year 6 church services – a spiritual highlight in the school calendar.