Religious Education (RE) Rationale
As a Church of England School, Religious Education (RE) is one of the core subjects studied at Horsley. Across the school, from Reception to Year 6, we use the new Gloucestershire Syllabus. The syllabus charts a pathway of exploration, giving the opportunity to explore key themes in Christianity as well as the other key religions, such as Islam and Judiasm.
The syllabus takes on an enquiry-based approach giving the opportunity to engage with big questions relevant to the world we live in: What does it mean to be a Muslim in Britain today? What do religions say to us when life gets hard? Creation and Science: Conflicting or Complementary? In Christian topics, key themes underpin the learning: the fall, the resurrection; and salvation, etc. There are opportunities to engage with biblical texts and apply learning to our own contexts.
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