Religious Education (RE) Intent
At Giles Brook we believe that quality Religious Education (RE) is vital, in order to support and encourage our children in growing into tolerant and understanding citizens, who will have a genuine interest in, and respect for, the beliefs of others.
Using the Milton Keynes RE Syllabus as our starting point, we follow the strands of Believing, Behaving and Belonging and encourage all pupils to be reflective, sharing their own experiences and making connections between different faiths. As a multicultural, multi-faith school we value the different experiences and beliefs of our children and their families.
Through the use of artefacts, ICT, books and visits, children will encounter the six major faiths (Christianity, Judaisim, Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism and Buddhism) as well as looking at some non-religious beliefs. They are encouraged to look for the connections and similarities between belief systems, as well as exploring the differences. RE at Giles Brook provides opportunities for children to reflect and analyse, to discuss and debate, to explore and discover, and to learn more about the world in which they live. It encourages children to ask ‘Big questions’ and consider their own and others' spiritual beliefs.