Religious education in a Church school should enable every child to flourish and to live life in all its fullness. (John 10:10). It will help educate for dignity and respect encouraging all to live well together. Such an approach is offered through a commitment to generous hospitality, being true to our underpinning faith, but with a deep respect for the integrity of other religious traditions (and worldviews) and for the religious freedom of each person.
At Canon Burrows we use the Questful RE scheme of work from the Blackburn Diocese, adopted by Manchester Diocese and supported by Understanding Christianity. Whilst focusing on Christianity, we also spend time learning about other world faiths and the similarities between religion. This allows us to celebrate the faiths of all children across our school.
Throughout our RE curriculum, The Big Frieze is referred to.
The artwork, design by Emma Yarlett, helps children to understand the big story (God’s salvation plan) and the key concepts within Christianity:
- People of God
- Kingdom of God