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Thornton Dale C of E Primary School

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01751 474 345

Castle Close, Thornton Dale, Pickering. YO18 7TW

Mrs Nikkie Beniams

Be Kind, be brave, believe

Religious Education 

Our intent for RE approach is that children: 

  • Develop a deep understanding of the theology underpinning religious beliefs and the ways in which these beliefs are lived out in reality 
  • Are reflective, seeing varying world views and values through their own eyes 
  • Develop critical thinking skills and higher order questioning when considering meaning purpose and truth
  • Are open minded, accepting and wondrous about world-wide beliefs, further instilling these values in others and our community


We implement this through:

  • R.E is taught through 'RE weeks' every half term, which fully immerses the children in learning about a particular religion or concept 
  • The North Yorkshire Agreed Syllabus, corresponding with our whole school 'Learning Mission' approach 
  • The children's learning being real and meaningful by inviting visitors from various beliefs and trips to experience different religions and places of worship
  • Learning Mission books that are high quality and show a range of evidence. Teachers and children have the highest expectations and children are proud of their work!


The Impact is: 

  • Learning about people from different backgrounds and environments is viewed as central to their school life
  • Thoughtfully planned religious education (RE) lessons engage pupils in comparing challenging current issues