Grange Community Nursery and Primary School believes that it is important for children to learn about the beliefs and values held by others. The acquisition of skills and attitudes developed through Religious Education are an important part of the development of children’s learning and are crucial for their lives as members of a multicultural society.
Religious Education in this school reflects the fact that the religious traditions in Great Britain are mainly Christian, while taking account of the teaching and practices of other principal religions. The teaching follows the Cheshire West and Chester agreed syllabus.
In the Early Years Foundation Stage, children are invited to explore Christianity and other religions, allowing for opportunities for children to explore their own personal experiences.
In Key Stage One, children learn about Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism and Islam, developing critical thinking and empathy.
Key Stage Two children develop their knowledge and skills by exploring the Christian, Baha’i, Jewish, Hindi, Muslim and Humanist faiths.
The rich syllabus ensures that our children recognise that we live in a multi-cultural society and Religious Education contributes to the process of education for world understanding and views. Religious Education is not simply just teaching religious faiths and beliefs, but giving children the opportunity of exploring the spiritual, moral, social and cultural dimensions of life in a safe and supportive environment, with opportunities where British values are promoted.
We strongly believe that Collective Worship establishes a sense of school community and is a central part of our celebrations, reflections and establishment of school vision, mission and values. At Grange Community Nursery and Primary School, ‘Collective Worship’ involves all members of the school coming together and participating in an assembly.