At Hyde Heath we believe that Religious Education is an important part of our curriculum so that our pupils can learn more about themselves and their place in the world from their study of religion and world views. We aim for them to learn how these have influenced the lives of millions of people and heavily influenced the development of different human cultures. This learning starts from each individual’s experience and understanding of themselves and their community. Through our staged curriculum we support our children to build perspective and be able to appreciate others’ views and beliefs beyond their own lives and community.
The RE curriculum at Hyde Heath follows the Bucks Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education. RE is delivered weekly through discussions, stories and activities, enhanced by visitors to school sharing their faiths and cultures, off site visits to places of worship as well as celebrating the diverse faiths and beliefs within our own school community. We have enjoyed festivals and celebrations, sharing songs and music and participating in creative activities to help our understanding of a variety of faiths.
The four aims of RE
To understand the nature, role and influence of religion and world views, locally, nationally, and globally.
To reflect on questions of meaning, purpose and value
To formulate reasoned opinion and argument
To enter meaningful dialogue with people of different beliefs and backgrounds appreciating and celebrating diversity, recognizing what we hold in common and respecting a shared humanity that can be experienced, expressed and responded to in different ways.