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Religious Education

Religious Education is taught in accordance with the Shropshire Agreed Syllabus. This RE syllabus is designed to deepen pupils’ knowledge about religions and develop their ‘religious literacy’ by studying one religion at a time (‘systematic’ units), and then including ‘thematic’ units, which build on learning by comparing the religions, beliefs and practices studied. Understanding Christianity offers an approach to teaching and learning about Christianity with units of work and supporting resources from EYFS to Year 6. The teaching of RE forms part of the Early Years curriculum for PSED and Understanding the World. The resources have been created by the Church of England Education Office and RE Today and are only available through attendance at a training programme ran by an accredited trainer. Staff have completed this training. Understanding Christianity supports teachers to explore the core concepts of Christianity in a progressive way. The teaching approach is one of theological enquiry and the units of work support both continuity and progression.


RE Subject Intent

It is our intent that children will know and understand a range of religious and non-religious worldviews, so that they can: describe, explain and analyse religious and non-religious beliefs and practices. We want them to recognise the diversity which exists within and between individuals and communities. Through our RE curriculum, children will know and understand a range of responses to questions of meaning, purpose and truth.