At Bracebridge Infant and Nursery School, we use the Lincolnshire Agreed Syllabus alongside the Understanding Christianity documents in order to ensure that in RE pupils learn ‘about’ religion but also learn ‘from’ religion – making their own decisions about how the concept behind a story/celebration may affect their own lives.
During KS1 pupils learn to name and talk about religious stories, celebrations and artefacts and begin to make links whilst looking for similarities. They investigate how different experiences make them feel, learn to ask big questions and think about values in their own lives.
We learn to respect other peoples faiths and religions ; we investigate what it means to belong to the Islam, Christian and Jewish faith. We use the Understanding Christianity documents Creation,. salvation and incarnation to gain a greater in-depth knowledge of Christianity and what Christianity means to us and those in the world around us.
We also find out about the Hindu faith and look for similarities and differences between religious celebrations. We think about what the word 'God' means to us and are happy to share our differing views, knowing we are all entitled to our own opinion and that our opinions can change. We also think about figures of authority in religious texts and compare them to authority figures in our own lives.
We especially enjoy 'Godly Play' sessions in Reception, where we listen to a story and watch it unfold. We are then asked to 'wonder' about the story and show our responses in whatever method we choose. .