Religious Education

Terling Church of England Primary School is a Voluntary Aided School and therefore the Governors of the school are responsible for the Religious Education taught in the school.

Vision Statement

Our vision is underpinned by our Christian beliefs. We celebrate the uniqueness of every child within our Christian community while we work to support and challenge our children. We support them to flourish and shine in all they do, preparing them for life’s journey. We build upon our Christian values of respect, trust, courage and truthfulness.

We chose the value respect because the Bible encourages us to value difference, our school environment and our community.

We trust in God to guide us, we trust each other to do the right thing, to look after each other and care for each other. We trust our friends to support us.

We have the courage to try new experiences, to face challenge and to get things wrong, building our resilience.

We build our beautiful rural setting into our curriculum. Our unique, close-knit community helps us build excellent relationships with individual families and children.

We support and challenge our children – academically, spiritually, socially and emotionally – preparing them for the next stage of their education. We equip them with the confidence and life skills to reach their God-given potential.

Our children flourish and grow with a caring, respectful Christian ethos that includes responsibilities around the school. Our children shine as we celebrate their many successes.

Teaching Objectives

The Teaching Objectives are for pupils to learn about people, places, writings, worship, festivals and fasts, rites of passage, individual and community, relationship with the natural world in the study of Christianity and other faiths.

Curriculum Organisations

Religious Education is normally taught as a separate subject although there may be occasions when cross-curricular links are used. Planning is based on the Diocese of Chelmsford RE Syllabus Schemes of Work.

Time Allocation

The Scheme of Work is designed to provide course material for 36 hours per year in Key Stage 1 and 45 hours per year in Key Stage 2. As a Church School there are occasions when this is exceeded. We value cultural experiences and, whenever possible, arrange visiting theatre groups, drama/dance workshops, visits to ballet and theatre productions. Our annual visit to London is always a most memorable experience.