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.

Mission Statement
Our school is a safe, nurturing environment, underpinned by our Christian foundation and community links. We aim to encourage a love of learning through a broad, balanced and creative curriculum and to support every child in fulfilling their potential. An enriched learning experience prepares our children to face the future with confidence and enthusiasm, to mature as responsible, independent and interdependent young people.


  • To acquire and develop understanding and knowledge of Christianity.
  • An embedded culture of hope, truth, respect, friendship and responsibility.
  • Acquire and develop knowledge of and respect for the principal religions represented in Great Britain with particular attention to Judaism and Islam.
  • Developing a positive sense of moral responsibility and self discipline.
  • To help children develop their own beliefs, ideas and attitudes.
  • A progressive, inclusive and creative curriculum set within the context of the moral, spiritual, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils.
  • To bring about self-awareness of thoughts, feelings, emotions, responsibilities and experiences and develop self respect.
  • Learning to live together in a community showing sensitivity towards one another.
  • To provide a stimulus for expressing innermost thoughts.
  • To help children deal with feelings and emotions.
  • Developing the whole child as an individual who is created in God’s image.

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 crosscurricular 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.