Our aim is that all children:
- understand and reflect upon the religious and spiritual beliefs, practices, insights and experiences that are expressed in humanity’s search for meaning in life;
- explore and express their own responses and personal beliefs.
At Warren Road, Religious Education promotes pupils’ understanding of the multicultural and multi-faith society that we live in today by enabling them to explore issues of belief and issues between faiths. Having learned about different faiths and beliefs, pupils are then encouraged to understand how we can interact with each other and explore inter-faith issues of contemporary society.
Religious Education allows children and young people to help build their identity but also to understand their culture and the cultures of others, and how they relate. This can not only help breed tolerance but also support them in building the moral framework that is so important in guiding young people as they grow and develop into active and effective members of our community.
We follow the Bromley Agreed Syllabus, produced by Bromley SACRE (Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education). All agreed syllabuses must reflect the fact that the religious traditions in Great Britain are in the main Christian, whilst taking account of the teaching and practises of the other principal religions represented in Great Britain. The areas of study through which children learn are authority and worship; sacred and inspirational writings; and lifestyle and celebrations.
Our lessons are engaging, with pupils being given opportunities to explore religion and beliefs through symbols, artefacts, art, drama and music.
In Early Years and KS1, pupils are given an introduction to the six main faiths: Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Sikhism and Buddhism.
In KS2, each year group studies a non-Christian faith in more detail and makes comparisons with Christianity. In year 6, Philosophy is further developed.
Throughout their time at Warren Road, pupils are also given the opportunity to visit a Mosque, Baptist Church, Hindu Temple, Catholic Church, Gurdwara, Synagogue and an Anglican Church.