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Religious Education (R.E.)

Religious Education

* At Bottesford Infant School we recognise the variety of religious and non-religious backgrounds from which our pupils come.

* We recognise children are to be taught RE through the context of Christianity and one other religion. We focus on Islam as the additional religion required. In the Summer term we also draw comparisons and focus on the religion of Hinduism too.

* We welcome the diversity and we intend to be sensitive to the home backgrounds of each child.

* We are grateful to have the active support of religious members of our local community to support the teaching of RE.

* We recognise the inter-relationship between pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, and the leading role which the RE curriculum plays in some of these areas.


The Aims of RE at Bottesford Infant School are for pupils to:

* Value themselves and others

* Value the role of the family and the community in religious belief and activity

* Celebrate diversity in society by understanding similarities and differences

* Understand sustainable development on the Earth

* Understand Christianity and Hinduism and be able to develop their own ideas, values and identities and respect the right of others to differ

* Explore and actively promote British Values of democracy, the rule of law, mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs

* Develop their spiritual, moral, social, cultural and intellectual skills by asking ‘big’ questions and reflecting on their own beliefs, values and experiences

* Become well equipped as an adult to participate positively in a society of diverse religions and worldviews


The children are taught RE through 3 main themes as outlined below:

Beliefs and practices

Children are taught about what people of different faiths believe, they will explore and discuss sacred stories, find out about different religious festivals, learn about the different ways in which people worship and explore places of worship and how they are used.


Identity and values

 Children will explore what makes themselves and others unique, learn about religious values and rules, discuss important religious ceremonies and artefacts used within them.


Meaning and purpose

Children will explore creation stories from holy books, ask think and talk about 'Big Questions' of meaning, purpose and truth and consider how the world is a special place and how it should be cared for.


For more detail into termly coverage by year group, please use link below ‘Programmes of unit for KS1’.


This is Reverend Simon Dean. He is a Reverend at St Peter's Church in Bottesford. Reverend Dean comes into school and delivers whole-school assemblies. He talks to us about church services, Christian celebrations, The Bible, artefacts, his role in the church and lots more!

Here is our school choir ready to perform at Bottesford Baptist Church during Spring Term 2020