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Religious Education


At By Brook Valley CE Primary School, our aim is to provide an RE curriculum that engages and enables all pupils so that they deepen their knowledge and understanding of Christianity, other faiths and world-views, whilst developing their religious literacy. This in turn will contribute to furthering an understanding of and appreciation for living in a diverse Modern Britain, now and in the future.


The school uses Discovery RE and Understanding Christianity to support the planning and delivery of this curriculum area.  In addition to Christianity the children also learn about and from other world religions.  Through our religious education curriculum we aim to give children knowledge and understanding of how these religions influence individuals, communities and society in our world.  Discussion is encouraged and respect for different cultures and beliefs actively promoted.Reading plays a central part in RE. Through the use of high quality texts we aim to challenge the pupil’s knowledge, thinking and interpretation as well as building on the core knowledge of Biblical stories.  Poetry, prayers and non-fiction will also build on vocabulary so that it can be used in all areas of their learning. Understanding Christianity and Discovery RE will play a key role in shaping the RE curriculum.