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Criftins Church of England Primary School

Religious Education

The Church of England's Statement of Entitlement states that coverage of Christianity in church schools should be two thirds of the total RE curriculum.  We use the Understanding Christianity resource to deliver the majority of our teaching in Christianity.


The other third of the Curriculum is focused on a rigorous study of other faiths or generic topics, developing religious literacy and the three interrelated strands.

EXPLORE - the text and context - making sense of the text

RELATE - how do the actions of the believer relate to the beliefs?  What is the impact of religion?

APPLY - how can I apply the belief to what I see of my life and the world around me - encouraging pupils to make connections.


As we are a Shropshire School we use the Shropshire Agreed Syllabus.  Please find this below for further reading.

You can also click on the link below to read our policies.

In our school it is important that children understand we can learn from Religious Education.  We look at what the Bible or sacred texts say as a starting point.  The children know that all religions have a book central to their faith.  The children the children then learn about the teaching and reflect upon this in their local community and finally in the wider world. As with any area of study we offer pupils opportunity to reflect in the teaching and debate views and ideas.  We want our children to be ‘thinkers’ and ‘active learners’ for their whole life and this starts now. See below a simple visual aid which demonstrates our approach to teaching Religious Education.