At Burtonwood Community Primary School, we believe that it is vital for all of our pupils to learn from and about religions so that they can understand the world around them. In line with the current Lancashire Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education, pupils acquire and develop their knowledge and understanding of religious and nonreligious beliefs and worldviews, cultural practices and ways of life in the local, national and wider global community. Religious Education is taught throughout the school in such a way as to reflect the overall aims and values of the school. It promotes mutual respect and open-mindedness towards others with different faiths and beliefs and encourages pupils to develop their sense of identity and belonging through self-awareness and reflection. Pupils are given the opportunities to ask questions about the world and reflect on their own beliefs, values and experiences. They also have the opportunity to learn that there are those who do not hold religious beliefs and have their own philosophical perspectives. Our aim is to ensure our pupils are equipped with the knowledge and understanding to engage in respectful dialogue so that they can participate positively in our society as global citizens.
At Burtonwood Community Primary School, we follow the Lancashire RE agreed syllabus and its long-term and medium-term plan for each year group. The curriculum allows children to develop knowledge of the six main faiths as well as the opportunity to express ideas on the spiritual, social, moral and cultural impact RE has upon their own lives and the lives of others. The Lancashire model has four strands which enable pupils to reflect on their learning and search for personal meaning. We are committed to providing our children with a positive learning environment to develop their knowledge and understanding of religions while contributing to their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.