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Religious Education

Religious Education


In addition to the subjects taught as required by the National Curriculum, Religious Education is taught in accordance with the New Blackburn Diocesan Syllabus (Sept 2017).


The aim of R.E. is to support children in affirming and developing their own beliefs, values and attitudes through an exploration of shared human experiences and of the place and significance of religion in the contemporary world.

The R.E. curriculum focuses mainly on Christianity but also reflects society, locally and nationally, by including units of work based on other faith traditions.


Children are encouraged to learn about religions, to understand why people do certain things and to learn from religious traditions.  At all times, children are encouraged to respect the beliefs and traditions of other people and search for ways in which they can lead their lives from lessons learnt.


During their R.E. studies, children visit St. Peter & St Paul's Church, as well as other places of worship in the locality and further afield.


The syllabus actively asks children to be 'questful' and look at the 'Big Story' and the way each unit of work fits into that 'Big Story' - The Bible.