Religious Education

Religious Education at St Nicholas and St Laurence Primary

At St Nicholas and St Laurence Primary, we use a range of resources to teach Religious Education. The main schemes are ‘Understanding Christianity’ and ‘Discovery’. We believe both approaches are effective because they enable the children to strengthen their skills in different ways.

Understanding Christianity

Understanding Christianity is a Church of England Education Office project. The key purpose of this project is to help support pupils in developing their own thinking and their understanding of Christianity, as a contribution to their understanding of the world and their own experience within it.

The aim is to help children develop a coherent understanding of Christian belief and practice. Pupils explore the significant theological concepts within Christianity as part of developing their wider religious, theological and cultural literacy.

Discovery RE

Discovery RE is an enquiry approach makes RE exciting and engaging for both teachers and children alike. Christianity is taught in every year group, with Christmas and Easter given fresh treatment every year, developing children’s learning in a progressive way. Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism are included and there is flexibility as to which religions the school chooses to teach when.