At Burnham-on-Crouch Primary School, we aim to prepare our children to grow up into young adults who are able to hold thoughtful and respectful conversations with those around them. In order for our children to do this we encourage them to share their own thoughts and beliefs, showing sensitivity towards others and their beliefs. One way that we enable our children to do this through modelling and celebrating ‘British Values’.
We enable our children to understand more about the 6 main religions as well as Worldviews such as Humanism, which they will encounter in our World today.
In order to fulfil this purpose, we advocate that R.E. needs to provide a balance between three disciplines.
- Theology: This is about believing. It looks at where beliefs come from and how they have changed over time.
- Philosophy: This is about thinking. It is about finding out how and whether things make sense to themselves and other people and asking thought provoking questions.
- Human/Social Sciences: This is about living. It explores the ways in which people practise their beliefs themselves, and in their local community.
Our topics have been carefully chosen to cover an equal mix of the three disciplines, Theology, Philosophy and Social/Human Sciences. In each topic, one of these disciplines is at the heart of teaching and learning but others will be visited as appropriate.