Religious education enables children to investigate and reflect on some of the most fundamental questions asked by people. As a Church of England school, St Peter’s CE Primary School aims to reflect and implement the ‘Church of England Statement of Entitlement’ to ensure that students are receiving high quality RE teaching.
At our school, students and their families can expect a religious education curriculum that is rich and varied, enabling learners to acquire a thorough knowledge and understanding of the Christian faith and other major religions, especially those that are the main faiths of children in our school. Children reflect on what it means to have a faith and to develop their own spiritual knowledge and understanding. We help the children learn from religions as well as about religions.
Our school RE curriculum is based on the Understanding Christianity resource and the Sandwell Agreed Syllabus. The ERA states that the RE syllabus should reflect the fact that religious traditions in Great Britain are in the main Christian, and that it should, at the same time, take account of the teachings and practices of other major religions. As stated in the Church of England Statement of Entitlement, Christianity is the majority study in RE.
We ensure that the topics studied in religious education build on prior learning. We offer opportunities for children of all abilities to develop their skills and knowledge in each unit, and we ensure that the progression planned into the scheme of work offers the children an increasing challenge as they move through the school.
Religious Education and Collective Worship
At St Peter's, we aim to promote the spiritual growth of the children and hope to lay the foundations for a mature adult faith in Christ. An act of Collective Worship takes place each day. Parents are invited to attend St. Peter’s CE Church on alternate Wednesday’s for our fortnightly church service. Our teaching staff lead our other assemblies where they aim to deliver stories, messages and songs which reflect our weekly theme. We end the week with a distinctive assembly which aims to celebrate the children's special achievements from the previous week.