Religious Education (RE)
RE follows the guidelines laid down in the LA Agreed Syllabus and is concerned mainly with the moral and spiritual aspects of life as it affects young children. The children are encouraged to appreciate and respect the world around them, understand the needs and beliefs of others and develop an awareness of and concern for others, through examples, stories and discussion.
Although Christianity forms the backbone of our RE syllabus an awareness of other religions and cultures is important, to develop in our children a tolerant approach to all religions and ways of life. Each year group will therefore, study the main features of another world religion in addition to aspects of Christianity. The religions covered at Barugh Green are; Islam, Judaism, Hinduism and Sikhism.
The children also take part in a daily act of collective worship- mainly of a Christian nature. Parents have a right to withdraw their children from Religious Education and collective worship if they wish.