Brickhouse is a non-denominational. The syllabus for Religious Education will reflect the fact that the traditions in Great Britain are, in the main Christian, whilst taking account of the teaching and practices of the other principal religions represented in the country. School Assemblies have a religious and moral element. Children whose parents exercise their right to withdraw them from religious worship and Religious Education lessons will have alternative arrangements made for them.
All classes from Year 1 to Year 6 receive one hour of religious education a week with it's nature and form being dictated by the agreed Sandwell SACRE syllabus 2012-17. The delivery of the subject as an essential part of our curriculum aims to enable young people to develop their own ideas and ways of living, to learn to be reasonable about belief and religions and to be respectful to those who see the world differently. In the EYFS, Religious Education is covered through the Understanding the World Area of Learning.
Throughout Foundation Stage, Key Stage One and Key Stage Two pupils will learn about and develop their understanding of religions such as Christianity, Sikhism, Islam, Hinduism, Judaism and Buddhism, featuring two key aspects:
1. Learning about religion.
2. Learning from religion.
In EYFS (Nursery and Reception)
Children begin to learn all about the religions found amongst children in the class. RE is taught through the 'Understanding the World' area of learning in the EYFS curriculum.
In Key Stage One (Years One and Two)
Children begin to learn all about Christianity, Sikhism and Islam.
In Year 1 pupils learn all about stories of Jesus.
In Year 2 pupils learn about Holy Books and Holy Places.
In Key Stage Two (Year Three, Four, Five and Six)
Children learn more about Christianity, Sikhism and Islam and they begin to learn all about Hinduism and Judaism.
In Year 3 pupils discuss what it is like to be a Hindu and a Sikh.
In Year 4 pupils discuss why some people think Jesus is inspirational.
In Year 5 pupils discuss Jewish and Islamic prayer and stories from the bible.
In Year 6 pupils explore Christian aid and the impact of belief in life.
Look out for our themed weeks in school e.g. Divali, Eid, Harvest, Chinese New Year. A multicultural week takes place in the Summer Term, plus Faith City during March!