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At Holy Cross Church of England Primary School, we provide learners a broad and balanced curriculum in Religious Education. As a Church of England school we provide an increased Christianity element to our RE teaching, however we aim to equip our pupils with experiences and an understanding of the diverse world in which we live.  

As a Church school it is important that the children in EYFS feel a part of the Christian ethos and community that we are so proud of.  Children in the EYFS are involved in hearing key stories from the Bible and are able to talk about their meaning and how that fits into our whole school ethos.  It serves as a great moral foundation and supports children in understanding about thankfulness, friendships and forgiveness.  This is also reinforced during Collective Worship which EYFS children are an active part of from the first days in school.

Each unit follows an enquiry cycle – Engage, enquire, explore, evaluate, express – which ensure the children learn, question, develop and understand each area of learning, revisiting concepts and values throughout their learning journey. 

The aims of religious education are to enable pupils to:

  • Know about and understand Christianity as a living faith that influences the lives of people worldwide and as the religion that has most shaped British Culture and heritage.
  • Give a theologically informed and thoughtful account of Christianity as a living and diverse faith.
  • Know about and understand other major world religions and world views, their impact on society, culture and the wider world, enabling pupils to express ideas and insights.
  • Show a well-informed, balanced and respectful attitude to religions and world views.
  • Engage in meaningful and well-informed dialogue with those of other faiths and none.
  • Reflect critically and responsibly on their own spiritual, philosophical and ethical convictions, exploring and enriching their own beliefs and values.

The children participate in weekly RE lessons covering Christianity and a number of other world faiths. The schools use the Norfolk Agreed Syllabus for RE (2019) as a basis for the teaching of RE, please see below for our long term plan and RE policy. 

Our RE lead is Mrs Waterson.  

As a parent/carer you have the right to withdraw your child/children from RE lessons, please contact the school if you wish to do so.