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Religious Education


Religious Education at Elmridge provides a comprehensive and inclusive learning experience that reflects and celebrates diversity whilst fostering a curiosity about religious and non-religious beliefs and traditions.

Children study all world principal religions including Christianity, Islam and Hinduism, reflecting upon their beliefs and traditions.  All pupils have opportunity to explore and reflect upon their own beliefs and values and deepen their knowledge and understanding of the world in which they live.  We foster an environment of respect and appreciation for the diversity within both our school community and the wider world, promoting understanding, reflection, personal growth and the development of social and moral values.

The aims of religious education are to help children:

  • develop an awareness of spiritual and moral issued in life experiences
  • develop knowledge and understanding of Christianity and other major world religions and value systems found in Britain
  • develop an understanding of what it means to be committed to a religious tradition
  • be able to reflect on their own experiences and to develop a personal response to the fundamental questions in life
  • develop an understanding of religious traditions and to appreciate the cultural differences in Britain today
  • develop investigative and research skills and to enable them to make reasoned judgements about religious issues
  • have respect for other people’s views and to celebrate the diversity in society

At Elmridge, we select and use parts of the Trafford- Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education 20-22 and chosen units from the ‘Plan Bee’ scheme of work to inform our long and short term planning.  As a school, we consider the pupils we serve so they learn from the principal religions represented in the UK and in our local community. Children learn about the faiths Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Sikhism, Buddhism and Hinduism, alongside learning about shared world views, beliefs and values. Pupils encounter these faiths as part of their growing sense of self, their own community and their place within it. In EYF, S RE is taught through continuous provision. We follow guidance from the Department for Education under the new EYFS Statutory Framework, Development Matters (2021).

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Elmridge Primary School
Wilton Drive, Hale Barns
Altrincham, Cheshire WA15 0JF