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Subject Intent

As a proud Church of England school, Religious Education is a subject of the utmost importance to us. In RE children will develop empathy and an understanding of their own beliefs and the faith of others. The children will have the opportunity to explore the beliefs of Christians, Muslims, and Jewish people, and how this impacts their lives and responses to different situations. Pupils will have the opportunity to develop an understanding of the impact of beliefs and faith on people’s behaviour and actions.



Each year the children will work through the Understanding Christianity scheme, alongside the Derbyshire and Derby City Agreed Syllabus, which allows children to explore bigger questions such as, ‘Was Jesus the Messiah?’ and ‘Why does Christmas matter to Christians?’


RE is a subject which can develop understanding and peace and help to alleviate tensions which may arise between and within faiths. Through an understanding of other people’s viewpoints, we broaden our own view on situations.