Bedford Primary School

Dream, Believe, Aspire

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R.E. at Bedford

Religious Education is provided on a non-denominational basis in accordance with the Education Reform Act, safeguarding the rights of parents, who so wish, to withdraw their children. Whilst Religious Education is taught within a Christian context, the children are also taught about the other faiths in society. The aim is to provide children with an understanding of religious beliefs and a growing awareness of how to live together, showing care and respect for each other and their beliefs.


Collective worship or reflection time takes place daily. For example classes may sing, listen to or reflect upon a piece of music, enjoy circle time, unpick a Philosophy for Children question or share stories with spiritual or moral themes.  Developing the oracy skills of our children and giving them the time to talk and be heard is also an important part of these sessions. 


Current school focus areas for RE:

  • Children being able to think for themselves, share their own viewpoint, belief or argument and give a reason for this view.
  • Move beyond just knowledge rich sessions and consider the applications of this rich knowledge so that children have the opportunity to make meaningful links and apply their learning to the world today.

Religious Education Long Term Planning