Religious Education (RE) is a stimulating, hands on subject, which helps children to investigate and reflect on some of the fundamental questions asked as they grow up.  At Green Lane Primary School we develop the children’s understanding of the major faiths, what it means to be committed to a religious tradition and consider some of the common themes that run throughout society. 

Religious Education (RE) is a stimulating, hands on subject, which helps children to investigate and reflect on some of the fundamental questions asked as they grow up.  At Green Lane Primary School we develop the children’s understanding of the major faiths, what it means to be committed to a religious tradition and consider some of the common themes that run throughout society. 

The RE taught covers all the topics required by SACRE  (Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education) with a strong focus on producing a final, personal piece of work.  Each lesson includes a short starter activity which revises work covered previously and has strong links with other curriculum subjects.  For example, studying religious symbols and their meanings and then creating a symbol to represent themselves.  Artefacts are used to stimulate discussions and visits are arranged from people practising a variety of religions.

An assembly for Years One to Six is held daily where children consider current topics in the news, celebrate achievements and have a moment of reflection (for example by listening to a poem or piece of music or contemplating a thought for the day.)  During this time we aim to develop a strong community spirit with shared aims and values.