The Vine Inter-Church

Primary School

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Religious Education at The Vine

Religious Education at The Vine is taught through explicit lessons in accordance to the Cambridgeshire Agreed Syllabus (2018). As an inter-church school, each year group learns about Understanding Christianity. Religious Education enables children to investigate and reflect on some of the most fundamental questions asked by people.

At The Vine we develop the children’s knowledge and understanding of the major world faiths. We enable children to develop a sound knowledge not only of Christianity but also of the other world religions, especially those that are the main faiths of children and staff within our school. Children reflect on what it means to have a faith and to develop their own spiritual knowledge and understanding through enquiry based learning. This enables pupils to appreciate their own and other’s beliefs and cultures, allowing them to develop a clear understanding of the significance of religion to not only those around them, but also across the world.

We help children learn from religions, as well as about religions.

The aims of religious education are to help children:

  • Develop an awareness of spiritual and moral issues in life experiences;

  • Acquire and develop knowledge and understanding of Christianity and other major world religions and value systems found in Britain;

  • Develop an understanding of what it means to be committed to a religious tradition;

  • Be able to reflect on their own experiences and to develop a personal response to the fundamental questions of life;

  • Develop investigative and research skills and enable them to make reasoned judgements about religious views;

  • Have respect for other peoples’ views and to celebrate the diversity in society.