Religion & World Views

What do Religion & World Views lessons look like?

As a Devon Local Authority School, Bluecoat follows the Devon agreed RE Syllabus. Providing examples of content, lesson suggestions and a comprehensive coverage map, this ensures that the teaching of Religion and World Views across the school remains consistent and relevant. A concise version of the document (including coverage map) is available below.

As well as following the Devon Syllabus for RE, teachers make the most of opportunities to link their teaching of R&WV to other areas of the curriculum, paying particular attention to our Global Partnership links with other schools around the world. 

Devon and Torbay Agreed Syllabus 2019 - 2024.pdf

What other religions do the children learn about?

Although we're a Church of England school, at Bluecoat we know that with education and understanding comes respect and tolerance. With a focus on Christianity, the Devon RE Syllabus also ensures adequate coverage across a range of different religions, with a broad spectrum across the academic year:

Getting out and about in the community

As well as offering a rich and engaging R&WV curriculum, we take pride in providing our children with real life, hands on experiences to complement their studies in the classroom.

Festival Experiences

Terry Insull at St Michael's and All Angels Church, Torrington organises visits throughout the year for each year group. These were sadly unable to take place during the pandemic which was a real loss but we are thrilled to be recommencing these visits from this year.

Every year, Year 2 visit St Michael's church in the summer term to look at the features of a church while Year 4 visit Torrington Baptist church to look at the baptism pool and learn about how the church supports the local community, including the Foodbank that is situated there.

When the children reach Year 3 they have the opportunity to go travel further afield and visit both Exeter Cathedral and Exeter Mosque. They are able to draw similarities and differences between the two religions; meet with different religious leaders; hear an Islamic call to prayer; and ask questions which delve deeply in to the two religions. The trip is always hugely well received and a real high point in the academic calendar.

Our Outstanding Work

The Bluecoat Group have been learning about The Creation Story

Celebrating Diwali in Reception

RH learnt about Diwali. They had the opportunity to try on some traditional Indian clothes and learn some Indian dancing.

Making Easter Gardens

The children in Reception celebrated Easter by making their very own Easter Gardens.

Year 3 used art in their R&WV lessons when learning about The Creation Story