The religious education offered in school is in accordance with the articles of government, and county Gloucester’s agreed syllabus for religious education. The teaching follows the Gloucestershire Agreed Syllabus whose aim 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 aim to give the children an understanding of the beliefs of the Christian faith and a knowledge of other religions and their teachings. We have links with the local churches (Parkend and Viney Hill). We have Open The Book visit school on a fortnightly basis. The children also take part in religious festivals throughout the year.
The Gloucestershire Syllabus ensures a balance in R.E. learning. It is divided into two parts:
Attainment Target 1- Learning about religion:
Pupils should develop knowledge and understanding of religious beliefs, teachings, sources, practices, ways of life and forms of expression.
To do this, pupils should be able to: describe, identify, explain, interpret, analyse, use specialist vocabulary and identify and develop understanding of ultimate questions and ethical issues.
Attainment Target 2- Learning from religion
Pupils should be able to express responses and insights in light of their learning about religion.
To do this, pupils should be able to: reflect, express, empathise, apply, interpret and evaluate in relation to questions of identity, belonging, meaning, purpose, values, truth and commitments.
For more detail of R.E. teaching and learning in Gloucestershire, please access the links below: