At Bramingham we follow the RE Agreed Syllabus for Bedford Borough, Central Bedfordshire and Luton. Through it, children explore questions of identity: who am I? Where do I fit in? What influences shape me? They discover a range of accounts of the meanings humans find in life, developing their own sense of meaning, and they consider how human values are often common and humane, but also often distinctive in the ways they are expressed and practised.
The principal aim of RE at Bramingham is to explore what people believe and what difference this makes to how they live, so that pupils can gain the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to handle questions raised by religion and belief, reflecting on their own ideas and ways of living.
RE lessons enable children to make sense of a range of religious and non-religious beliefs, understand the impact and significance of religious and non-religious beliefs; and make connections between religious and non-religious beliefs, concepts, practices and ideas.
In RE lessons children have the opportunity to explore their own, and others' faiths through drama, looking at religious artefacts, listening to faith stories, interviewing members of faith communities and visiting places of worship. As a school we have close links with Bramingham Church, Luton Synagogue and Stopsley Baptist Church and are this year hoping to partner with the Guru Nanak Gurdwara and the Luton Mandir to enhance our children's experiences further.