As a Church of England school, developing children’s appreciation and understanding of the Christian faith is at the core of what we do. In addition, we want to prepare them for the diverse landscape of modern Britain; welcoming those of all faiths or none. As they progress through the school the children receive a rich diet of teaching, visitor experiences, music and worship to inspire and uplift them.
We follow the locally agreed syllabus for the Bristol Diocese. (www.amv.org) This syllabus informs our planning and teaching. Through Religious Education we aim to give children a grounded understanding of Christianity and the major world faiths. Children are encouraged to reflect on their learning and make their own decisions about what they believe. Our teaching is rooted in the Church of England, but we provide a space for all children to express their home religion, or for those of no faith.
Religious Education at Horfield may be taught through Art, Drama, Storytelling and investigating artefacts. Children aim to answer a ‘big question’ through investigating and analysing. We encourage children to develop a knowledge of the rich tradition of religious art and music; responding and reflecting on what they may learn from it.
Above all, we believe that the Christian values underpinning our education will enable the children to become confident, reflective, spiritual and morally aware people who can play a role in shaping modern Britain.