At Bedford Hall Methodist Primary School, we utilise the 2017 Wigan Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education to complement the National Curriculum, whilst taking inspiration from our school vision and values to promote courageous advocacy. For many people, religion and belief forms a crucial part of their culture and identity. The impact of religion on society and public life is constantly brought to public attention through extensive media coverage and our curriculum has been designed to enable children to ask and answer these religious, moral and social questions.
To ensure children leave our school with a deep understanding of Methodism, teachers make use of the Methodist Church Guidance of the teaching of Christianity years 2, 4 and 6. These planned units of work relate to: Belonging Together; Warm Hearts and Commitment to Christianity.
Visits to places of worship and museums are encouraged as a way of bringing RE to life and deepen children's understanding of faith. Visitors of other faiths, cultures and backgrounds are regularly invited into school to contribute to the school's aim to 'love without limits.'