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Religious Education

Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms."

1 Peter 4:10

Our Vision and Aims

Through the core values at Corfe Castle CE Primary School, we develop the social, moral and spiritual development of all pupils so they can live life in all its fullness.


Religious Education plays an important part in reflecting and conveying the distinctively Christian character of the school.  Through the RE curriculum we aim to nurture and inspire our children so they can achieve.  They are supported to make reasoned and informed responses to life issues and moral choices.  The children study the major world religions of Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism and Sikhism, aiming to develop their knowledge and skills to be able to connect, reflect, evaluate and apply their learning to their own growing understanding of the different religions and beliefs, with a particular focus on Christianity.  At Corfe Castle CE Primary School, the children experience awe and wonder, joy and mystery through our curriculum and we aim to extend their natural curiosity.


Understanding Christianity and Other Resources

Our RE curriculum focuses on Christianity and this is taught mainly through the RE Today publication Understanding Christianity.  This scheme provides the tools to engage children in an informed dialogue which will support them in developing their understanding of Christianity, their understanding of the world and their own experiences within it. Throughout the year, children will also learn about other world faiths and world views.


Understanding Christianity stimulates learning through three strands which are Making Sense of the Text, Understanding Impact and Making Connections.  


Corfe Castle CE Primary School also incorporates the Emmanuel Project: RE Scheme of Work into the curriculum which encompasses other major religions.