Religious Education is way to explore, question, gain an understanding and engage in different cultural views and religions, within the community and globally. Ensuring pupils have the ability to show acceptance to those that share different religious views to their own.
It gives them the opportunity to delve into a diverse multitude of religions, most of which are encompassed within our own school community. It helps pupils understand that some views are shared across religions and brings a togetherness and sense of belonging. Pupils will have the chance to share their own religious views, that they are proud of, enabling their friends to understand them on a spiritual level. At Berridge we give the children the opportunity to learn about Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism are.
Religious Education runs alongside our overarching theme for our curriculum, which is People and Places- understanding the world that we live in and the people who inhabit it. Our school’s Core Values are Considerate, Creative, Motivated, Reflective, Resilient and Respectful. Our Religious Education curriculum has been planned with these in mind. The details of the RE curriculum can be found on the year group overviews. If you have any questions about the RE taught, do not hesitate to contact the school.
Parents have the right to request that their pupil be withdrawn from all or part of the RE provided. If you do not wish your child to take part in RE lessons then we would ask that you make a request in writing. School is happy to discuss any concerns you may have. You do not need to provide a reason for your decision. The right of withdrawal does not extend to other areas of the curriculum when, as may happen on occasion, spontaneous questions on religious matters are raised by pupils or there are issues related to religion that arise in other subjects such as history or citizenship.