The National Curriculum states that all state schools are required to make provision for a daily act of collective worship and must teach religious
education to pupils at every key stage.  
Religious Education is an important part of our whole school curriculum and is taught at least once a week across the school. R.E teaches a respect for all faiths and cultures and promotes moral and social responsibility and a concern for the world around us.   Understanding Christianity is taught as well as exploring other faiths. Children are taught to value and respect other religious beliefs, giving the children the opportunity to explore and reflect on other religions encourages the development of understanding and sensitive attitudes.  
To enrich the R.E curriculum, we invite a range of visitors into school. We have close links with St John’s Church in Deepcar and regularly celebrate the major events in the Christian calendar either in school or by visiting the local parish church. The Vicar, Rev Hilda Issacson, regularly visits the school.  
Collective worship takes place at St John's every day except Fridays when it is our special 'Sparkle and Shine' assembly. 
The vision of St John’s is that every child will leave the school having all the skills required to be Religiously Literate Pupils and will have: 
An outstanding level of religious understanding and knowledge.
A thorough engagement with a range of ultimate questions about the meaning and significance of existence. 
The ability to ask significant and highly reflective questions about religion and demonstrate an excellent understanding of issues related to the nature, truth and value of religion. 
A strong understanding of how the beliefs, values, practices and ways of life within any religion cohere together. 
Exceptional independence; the ability to think for themselves and take the initiative in, for example, asking questions, carrying out investigations evaluating ideas and working constructively with others. 
Significant levels of originality, imagination or creativity, which are shown in the responses to their learning in RE. 
The ability to link the study of religion and belief to personal reflections on meaning and purpose. 
A wide knowledge and understanding across a range of religions and beliefs. 

Essential Learning Objectives

To understand beliefs and teachings

To understand practices and lifestyles

To understand how beliefs are conveyed

To reflect

To understand values


Our curriculum overview, which outlines the learning for each year group, is at the bottom of this page along with the RE Policy.  

A full breakdown of what each year group is learning in each subject throughout the year, can be found on the Curriculum Overview page of our website. You can visit this page by clicking here


Nativity - Deepcar St John's Church 


Mrs Pearce,
9 Apr 2019, 05:28
Mrs Pearce,
9 Apr 2019, 05:44