At Brooke Primary Academy, we believe that it is vital for all our pupils to learn from and about religion, so that they can understand the world around them. Through Religious Education, pupils develop their knowledge of the world faiths, their understanding and awareness of the beliefs, values and traditions of other individuals, societies, communities and cultures. We encourage our pupils to ask questions about the world and to reflect on their own beliefs, values and experiences. Our Religious Education curriculum is enhanced further with trips to places of worship in our local area.
Through the teaching of Religious Education we will provide our children with thought provoking questions about themselves, beliefs about God in major World Religions, non-religious perspectives such as humanism and moral issues of right and wrong. By doing this we intend to develop their understanding and enable them to make their own informed choices about religious views and what it means to be human; in order to prepare our children for their future as citizens in our multicultural Britain of both today and tomorrow.
As an Academy we have a long-term plan for Religious Education based on the Doncaster Agreed Syllabus units (2019–2024), to aid progression for our learners during their journey with us.
Our children are exposed to learning about and from a range of principal religions represented within the United Kingdom, in line with the Doncaster Locally Agreed Syllabus (2019 – 2024) as follows:
- Early Years Foundation Stage
Children will study Christianity, Islam and Hinduism.
Children will study Christianity, Islam and Judaism.
Children will study Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and Judaism. Additionally, pupils in Key Stage Two will also consider the views of Humanists, as we recognise that not all children and the local community belong to a religion.
By the end of their time at Brooke Primary Academy, our pupils should:
- Demonstrate a positive attitude towards people of any religion and show an understanding of cultural beliefs different to their own.
- Be able to make links between their own lives and those of others in their community and in the wider world, developing an understanding of other people’s cultures and ways of life.
- Demonstrate respectful behaviour to all – respect is transferable outside of school in the wider community and beyond.
- Know about important people from the past and the present who have been or are positive role models and who are of a different race or religion.