In RE we aim to give children an understanding of Christianity and the major world faiths. As the children progress through the school they will encounter different religions and worldviews. In Key Stage One, children will encounter Christianity, Judaism and Islam. In Key Stage Two, children will revisit these religions, but also encounter Hinduism and non-religious views, such as Humanism. Our curriculum follows the 'Awareness, Mystery, Value' syllabus which has been agreed for Bristol.
Please find a link to the locally agreed 'Awareness, Mystery, Value' syllabus below:
Reverend Andrew taught the children about the 8 key parts of the Christian story. He used lots of symbols to help the children understand the story.
Part 1 Creation, Part 2 The Fall, Part 3 The Bible, Part 4 Birth, Part 5 Life, Part 6 Death, Part 7 Resurrection and Part 8 New Creation.
Parental right to withdraw children from RE
As Ashton Gate is a maintained school, a parent can request that their child is wholly or partly excused from:
The right of parents to withdraw their children from religious education (RE) lessons is set out in section 71(1) of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998, in paragraph 1. Please contact Mr. Donaldson or Mrs. Dowlman if you wish to discuss withdrawal from RE.