At Tyntesfield Primary School, Religious Education enables children to investigate and reflect on some of the most fundamental questions asked by people. We develop the children’s knowledge and understanding of the major world faiths, and we address the key fundamental and philosophical questions in life. We enable our children to develop a sound knowledge not only of Christianity but also of other world religions, especially those that are the main faiths of children within our school. Children reflect on what it means to have/or not to have a faith and to develop their own spiritual knowledge and understanding. They develop their sense of identity and belonging, preparing them for life as citizens in a multicultural society.
We help the children learn from religions as well as about religions.
Learning about Religions
This includes exploring and examining religious beliefs, spirituality, teachings, worship, practices, behaviour and ways of expressing meaning.
Learning from Religion
This includes exploring and responding to questions of identity, diversity, belonging, experience, meaning, purpose, value, commitment and spirituality.
Pupils very much enjoy coming to school... They feel safe in the stimulating environment into which they are warmly welcomed... One pupil stated that, ‘You can be yourself here.’