Thornton Primary School

Thornton Primary School

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Religious Education Curriculum Overview

At Thornton Primary School, we believe that it is important for our pupils to learn from, and about religion so that they can understand the world around them. Through weekly RE lessons, we encourage children to learn about different faiths and cultures and compare them to their own lives. We believe it is vital that children recognise and celebrate each other’s differences, beliefs and cultures and we hope by exposing children to these ideas through engaging lessons, visitors to school and visits to different places of worship that we are creating well rounded, thoughtful and caring individuals who take these values beyond primary school and into their own daily lives.


We make connections to other subjects where appropriate, particularly when teaching children P.S.H.E and our work on Citizenship.  The RE curriculum links with our school values where we encourage children to treat people from all backgrounds with love and respect.


As the children move through school, the curriculum is organised sequentially, and prior knowledge is built upon. The children have the opportunity to learn about a range of faiths and cultures and make comparisons between them.

We support our SEND children by pre-teaching subject specific vocabulary and scaffolding learning where appropriate.  Children are given opportunities to share their thoughts and ideas through verbal discussions, art and music.