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The aim of Religious Education is to enable pupils:
¨ To acquire knowledge and understanding of the principal religions represented in our community.
¨ To develop the ability to explore, to reflect on and to respond to human experience, drawing on their study of religion.


Park Junior School follows the procedures and guidelines of the Northamptonshire Agreed Syllabus.  

Across the four years, we teach Christianity, Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism and Judaism. As well as this, non-religious beliefs (humanism) and an acknowledgment of other world views. It is our aim to encourage our children to become religiously literate. Religious literacy is the knowledge of, and ability to understand, religion, beliefs, practices, spiritual insights and secular world views. It plays an important part in preparing pupils for life in modern Britain. Its importance is increasing as globalisation has created greater links and migration between societies of different faiths and cultures. It is important that children develop the ability to talk with fluency and understanding about religion and belief.


Through Religious Education, pupils are given opportunities to reflect on the nature and role of beliefs, the attitudes and values underpinning these, and the practices and behaviours that arise because of them.  Skills developed through the teaching of R.E. include developing self awareness, respect for all, open-mindedness, appreciation and wonder.  Our approach to learning is experiential and through enquiry. We learn religion in the local community, national and international. We explore diversity, comparing similarities and differences within and between religions, humanism and other world views.

Parents / carers have the right to withdraw their child from R.E. lessons and religious assemblies if they wish.  A discussion meeting will need to be held with the Headteacher before doing so.


Park has daily Collective Worship / reflection through assemblies; each daily act of worship focuses on different aspects, including PSHCE and the wider community and how people in the past have taught us.

Year 6 Hindu Temple Visit 2020

Year 5 enjoyed visitors from the Multi-Faith Team in March 2020

RE Long Term Planning 2021-2022