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Religious Education

At MMS we follow the Somerset Agreed Syllabus for RE. In Lower School, this reflects an overview of the world religions and focused topics of study on Judaism, Hinduism and Islam. In the Upper School, we develop these skills through looking at Judaism and where Jewish people find answers to life's big questions; considering the Christian term 'agape', and reflecting on our own beliefs about caring for others and learning the story of Siddhartha Gautama and the origins of Buddhism, linking to the stories from the Bhagavad Gita.


The AMV curriculum builds on both prior and future learning and three over-arching themes have been identified: Thinking through Thinking, Thinking through Believing and Thinking through Living. Children will build their knowledge around these themes throughout.


As enquiry is at the centre of our learning, students in Year 7 and 8 are encouraged to research their own questions about the topics of study as part of their independent learning, which they can use in their end of topic application tasks.

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