At Peover Superior Primary School, we believe that it is important for all our pupils to learn from and about religion, so that they can understand the world around them. The aim of Religious Education in our school is to help children to acquire and develop knowledge and understanding of Christianity and the other principal religions represented in Great Britain; to appreciate the way that religious beliefs shape life and behaviour, develop the ability to make reasoned and informed judgements about religious and moral issues and enhance their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
RE plays an important role, along with all other curriculum areas, in promoting social awareness and understanding in our children. We encourage our pupils to ask questions about the world and to reflect on their own beliefs, values and experiences. Our curriculum is designed to encourage creativity, imagination, enquiry, debate, discussion and independence.
At Peover Superior Primary School, we follow the Cheshire East Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education as a basis for our curriculum.
A steady progression plan has been built into our R.E. curriculum from EYFS to KS1 and KS2, ensuring a range of religions studied. In each year group, pupils have an in-depth study of Christianity, building on learning and knowledge from previous years. Pupils also learn about a range of other religions including:
Through strong links with other areas of the curriculum, in particular PHSE, children develop an appreciation of different faiths and beliefs and an understanding of diversity. Over the year we celebrate many festivals and religious events such as Diwali, Holi Festival of Colour, Ramadan, Christmas and Easter. As a school, we have great links with the local church St Lawrence's, in Over Peover, where the children visit as a place of study or we use as a location for our Harvest and Christmas festivals.
The children at Peover Superior Primary School enjoy learning about other religions and why people choose, or choose not to follow a religion. Through their R.E. learning, our children are able to make links between their own lives and those of others in their community and in the wider world, developing an understanding and respect for other people’s cultures and ways of life.