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RE in Action

At Brookland Infant & Nursery School, our core vision is that all children will ‘Be Kind, Grow Together, Learn Forever’ and we think this is key to our teaching of Religion and worldviews.


We value and celebrate the rich diversity of the community we serve. As such, through the teaching of Religious Education (RE) we seek to promote and encourage respect for all people of different religions, those of none and world views. We want to help the children to develop and extend their knowledge and understanding of Christianity and other world faiths, and of ethical beliefs and develop a positive attitude to living in a religiously diverse society.


Children will learn about religions and world views, including beliefs, practices and traditions. Children will be able to gain a deep understanding of religions and world views by being encouraged to ask questions and find evidence to support answers. Children will also learn from religion and will have regular opportunities to share their own experiences and be enriched by those of others. This will help children to grow in confidence in their own faith and respect those with a faith different from their own. They will continue to develop their sense of belonging and identity.


We provide learning opportunities to encourage curiosity, develop understanding and instil the concept of acceptance that is needed to thrive in our diverse community. Children will be able to consider what it means to have faith. Strong links will also be made to the British Values and SMSC development.


By being sensitive to that fact that all children have their own backgrounds and individual relationship with RE, we will ensure that the subject is accessible to all. As a result, RE will help children to reflect on the kind of person they want to be as a member of Brookland Infant and Nursery School but also as citizens of the world.


In RE, children will:

  • learn through artefacts, sacred texts, stories and from faith leaders and visitors from the local community
  • compare religions and world views through discussion
  • use their enquiry and critical thinking skills to ask and answer questions about religions, world views and the world around them.

We include the teaching of religious festivals and celebrations when they occur in the annual calendar, to ensure children have meaningful experiences. 

We welcome the input from children and their families, as well as members of the wider community e.g. parents and local religious leaders to provide first hand experiences and assemblies, putting the learning into context. For example, parents from our Muslim community sharing their Eid celebrations experiences and providing samples of food.

RE is also shared through exciting and engaging class led assemblies, which are planned in line with the annual religious festivals calendar.

Collective worship also takes place either in class or whole school assemblies, encouraging reflection.