Religious Education

Religious Education (RE)

At Beacon CE Primary School, Religious Education has an important and central place within our curriculum.

Our school values and Collective Worship support the beliefs and practices of the church. We teach RE every week and in the teaching of RE, we aim for children to learn about religions AND learn from religions. 

We are an inclusive school and teach about tolerance, celebrating differences and welcoming all, in a community of respect, nuture and support. We give our children opportunities to discuss topics, reflect on the impact religion has on others in their community, the wider world and themselves.

We use our strong links with St George's Church and visits to other places of worship to enrich our children's religious education.   

The Rev. Adam Maynard, St Georges, is a school governor and a frequent visitor to school.

Children regularly engage in extra special RE events.  Rev. Adam Maynard at St Georges, helps lead activities during our Ethos afternoons.  Half termly Ethos afternoons, visits to the Cathedral and visits to other places of worship take place over the course of the year.  We also attend St Georges church weekly as well as celebrating Christian festivals with special services.

Please see our RE Long Term Plan for more details of the curriculum we cover.

Across our RE curriculum we use Understanding Christianity as a resource to support children's understanding of Christianity and the Bible. The Big Freize is used to depict the stories from The Bible and we can map out our learning in RE alongside it.

We teach 1 hour of RE per week over the academic year. 

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This is the national Church of England Education Webpage. There is lots of information here for schools about Education and the National Society.

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