Religious Education (RE)

RE at Blakehill Primary School 
 
In accordance with the 1996 Education Act, Blakehill Primary School provides Religious Education (RE) for all pupils. RE is an important and fundamental part of the curriculum. We believe it important not only to learn about religion, but also, and perhaps more importantly, to learn from religion. We have high expectations of the quality of RE taught at Blakehill Primary School. RE is exciting and relevant to the lives of our pupils. We hope our commitment and enthusiasm as Governors and staff will be communicated by the high priority we place on RE. We teach RE according to the LA’s Objectives. We study the six main religions in the UK – Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism and Sikhism. The school has a Christian ethos and as such Christianity is studied in every year group. To reflect the cultural diversity of Bradford, Islam is covered in each Key Stage. 
Purpose :
Acquire and develop knowledge and understanding of the six principal religions represented in UK Develop an understanding of the influence of beliefs, values and traditions on individuals, communities, societies and cultures
 
We feel that the teaching of RE makes a distinctive contribution to the school curriculum as it allows all pupils to explore, understand and express their own response to spiritual and religious approaches to life through the study of Christian and the other five principal religions.
 
The teaching of RE
 
We have carefully planned an RE curriculum which covers the teachings of the 6 main religions. Below is an overview of the different religions and topics covered in each year group.