At Capenhurst CE Primary School, pupils and their families can expect high quality religious education curriculum that is rich and varied, enabling learners to acquire a thorough knowledge and understanding of a range of faiths and world views.

As a church school, the teaching of Christianity is at the heart of our RE curriculum. We teach according to the Cheshire Agreed Syllabus. Through the Understanding Christianity resource, the use of an enquiry approach engages with significant theological concepts and the pupils own understanding of the world as part of their wider religious literacy. The curriculum enables pupils to acquire a rich, deep knowledge and understanding of Christian belief and practice, including ways in which it is unique and diverse, whilst engaging with biblical texts and theological ideas.

Links with our school vision (Capenhurst C E Primary School: School Christian Vision), and support for pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development are intrinsic to our RE curriculum and have a significant impact on our learners. We provide a wide range of opportunities for learners to understand and make links between the beliefs, practice and value systems of the range of faiths and world views studied. Pupils are made aware of the role of foundational texts, beliefs, rituals and practices and how they help to form identity in a range of religions and world views.

The curriculum supports the development of the pupils’ literacy, empathy and their ability to express their thoughts, feelings and personal beliefs. The curriculum is delivered through a range of texts that will support and challenge to meet the diverse needs and abilities of the children in school. Value will be placed on the contributions of all children.

Religious Education will be allocated to the timetable for a total of 45 minutes per week in Key Stage One and in Key Stage Two children should be taught Religious Education for 60 minutes each week. The long term plan is available below and indicates the range of religions, beliefs and world views covered in school.

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