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Why RE?

  • It informs our values ...
  • Provokes challenging questions about the ultimate meaning and purpose of life,
  • Presents issues of right and wrong and what it means to be human.
  • Develops pupils’ knowledge and understanding of the nature of religion and beliefs and practices including Christianity, other principal religions and world views.
  • Offers opportunities for personal reflection and spiritual development.
  • Challenges pupils to reflect on, consider, analyse, interpret and evaluate issues of truth, belief, faith and ethics and to communicate their responses.
  • Promotes mutual respect and tolerance in a diverse society.

Religious Education (RE) is a compulsory subject in the state education system in England. Schools are required to teach a programme of religious studies according to local and national guidelines. At Brookland Junior School, we follow The Hertfordshire Agreed Syllabus of Religious Education.

We adopt an enquiry based approach and teach Christianity every year alongside the following other World Faiths:

Yr3 Islam 

Yr4 Sikhism and  Hinduism    

Yr5 Judaism  

Yr 6 Buddhism and Humanist views.




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To support our learning,we use the Understanding Christianity resource which is organised around  8 core concepts based on the Big Story of the Bible:

God, Creation, Fall, People of God, Incarnation, Gospel, Salvation, Kingdom of God.