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Religious education

Religious Education Intent 

The role of Religious Education at Barnfields is to help prepare and equip all pupils for life and citizenship in today’s diverse Britain. Our RE curriculum enables our children to gain knowledge of world faiths to enable them to engage with communities and promote British values.  The curriculum develops our children’s knowledge of understanding of religion, religious beliefs, practices, language and traditions and their influence on individuals, communities, societies and cultures. This encourages them to consider and respond to a range of important questions related to their own spiritual development, the development of values and attitudes and fundamental questions concerning the meaning and purpose of life. 

Our Religious Education Approach at Barnfields

At Barnfields we use the 2016 Staffordshire Agreed Syllabus for religious education as our curriculum.  The Staffordshire scheme focuses on making children religiously literate.  Within each unit the children explore, experience and reflect.  This is supported by six broad dimensions: 1. Beliefs, 2. Practices 3. Meaning 4. Identity 5. Purpose 6. Values. Progression is mapped out by the Staffordshire agreed syllabus.