• RE

Religious Education

Overview

At Pyrcroft Grange we recognise the variety of religious and non- religious families from which our children come.  We welcome and celebrate this diversity, are sensitive to the home background of each child and work to ensure that all pupils feel and are included in our RE programme.  We recognise the importance of pupils’ all-round personal development and the leading role that RE plays in contributing to the spiritual, moral, social and cultural elements in particular. 

Like maintained schools in Surrey, Pyrcroft Grange follows the statutory RE syllabus for the county.  Recently revised, the syllabus provokes challenging questions about life, beliefs about God, issues of right and wrong and what it means to be human.  Children learn about and from Christianity and the other principal religions and learn to compare the different faiths of the world.

During RE lessons, children develop skills of reflection, empathy, investigation, interpretation, evaluation, analysis, synthesis, application and expression.  In developing these skills, they become more self-aware, respectful, open-minded and appreciative of the world in which they live. 

In Key Stage One, children learn about Christianity, Judaism and Islam.  They start to ask searching questions, such as, ‘what do Christians believe God is like?’  Moving into Key Stage Two, children are introduced to Hinduism and, in Year 6, Buddhism.  They continue to learn about the monotheistic religions in more depth and start to compare the different faiths.   

The school further enriches children’s religious education with themed RE weeks, which precede Christmas and Easter, and regular visits to the local church and other religious buildings in the area.  Volunteers from St Peter’s Church also give regular assemblies in the school hall.

To see our Collective Worship Policy please see Policies under Our School section of the website