Religious Education

Burton Green Primary School is made up of children who originate from a number of nationalities, cultures and faith groups. As a school we aim to celebrate this diversity and offer a welcoming and inclusive environment for all our pupils. We believe that Religious Education (RE) provides an opportunity to celebrate and foster awareness of these differences within our school and the wider world.  It is a subject that celebrates diversity.

Our Aims

  • To help our children develop respect and sensitivity for all people
  • To help our children understand faith and moral codes to guide them and develop informed opinions
  • To help our children develop an understanding of modern multi-cultural Britain and how this is reflected in their lives and local community
  • To help our children understand more about the importance of religion in today’s world.

In Hope Sentamu Learning Trust schools, high quality RE is provided for all pupils, which is inclusive and broad minded. RE in our City of York and North Yorkshire schools is taught in accordance with the local Agreed Syllabus for York and North Yorkshire. Manor Church of England Academy follows the Diocese of York RE syllabus.

Parents do have the right to withdraw pupils from RE lessons, or any part of the RE curriculum: if you wish to do this, please make an appointment with the RE subject leader in school. Hope Sentamu Learning Trust does not support selective withdrawal from RE.

Our schools have a duty to supervise pupils withdrawn from RE, though not to provide additional teaching or to incur extra cost. Where the pupil has been withdrawn, alternative arrangements will be made for RE of the kind the parents/guardians want the pupil to receive. These arrangements will be made by the parents/guardians;- the school is not expected to make these arrangements. This RE could be provided at the school in question, or by another school in the locality. If neither approach is practicable, the pupil may receive external RE teaching as long as the withdrawal does not significantly impact on the child’s attendance.

Check out our amazing Religious Education activities!

We enjoyed doing some Bible journalling in RE last week while looking at values of Christians. #BGRE

Yesterday we visited our local church to find out more about Christianity. We got to ask lots of questions and see some of the things that makes a church such a special place. Thank you to St Luke’s for making us feel so welcome! @BG_Squirrels #BGRE #BGExtra

In RE today, we were learning all about Islamic prayer. Our superstar here helped us learn so much about how Muslims pray! He even managed to find Saudi Arabia on the map, which is where the city of Mecca is. #BGRE 💫

Marion and Tamsin from @York_YoYoTrust came to visit yesterday to talk about the Queen and her faith, and how it has influenced her reign and her life choices. #BGRE #britishvalues

We visited St Luke’s Parish Church today. We had a tour of the church and got to light a candle as part of some reflection time. It was great to visit and we can’t wait to go back! #BGRE #BGExtra

We had the lovely Marion and Tamsin in from @York_YoYoTrust. They spoke to us about the Queen’s upcoming Jubilee and how important her faith has been throughout her role as monarch 👑 #BGRE

This morning we had a visit from @York_YoYoTrust We found out lots of interesting facts about the Queen. We also heard her favourite bible story ‘The Good Samaritan’. Then we made a thank you card for someone special. #BGRE @BG_Hares

Marion from @YorkYoyotrust told us all about Queen Elizabeth’s favourite story ‘The Good Samaritan’ and acted it out with us. We were amazing at sharing our thoughts about how to be kind to others and have been practising kindness all day ❤️ #BGRE

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