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Religious Education

Religious Education at North Baddesley Junior School

  • At NBJS we want to create an environment where children feel comfortable to discuss their own beliefs and opinions, religious or otherwise. 
  • We aim to help children to open their minds and question ideas and concepts.
  • We want to introduce children to what a religious way of looking at the world may offer in leading their life, individually and collectively.
  • We want children to understand, respect and accept differences in terms of religion and the world generally and celebrate in the fact that we are all unique and live in a diverse world.

At Key Stage 2 pupils are required to study Christianity and two other religions.  They can also have a light touch in any other religion.

Year 3 and 4 consider concepts linked with the Christian and Jewish faiths.

Year 5 and 6 continue to develop their understanding of Christianity alongside the study of concepts linked with Islam.

What RE looks like in our school?

What you need to know…

  • RE in our school follows Living Difference IV, which is the Agreed Syllabus for Hampshire, Portsmouth, Southampton and the Isle of Wight. It is our legal framework for RE.
  • Living Difference IV is an educational approach to teaching RE that builds on previous Living Difference Syllabuses (2004, 2011, 2016)
  • It seeks to introduce children and young people to what a religious way of existing in the world may offer in leading one’s life, individually and collectively.
  • This entails teachers bringing children and young people first to be attentive to their own experience of particular words and concepts, before studying how those with a religious as well as non-religious orientation on life experience this.

Living Difference IV

Examples of work linked to the concepts