Hertford St Andrew CE Primary School

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Religious Education

Hertford St Andrew Religious Education Curriculum Overview

Lead Teacher:  Miss Perry

Religious Education at Hertford St Andrew is taught in accordance with guidance in The Herts Agreed Syllabus, which states that: "Religious Education has an important role to play in preparing pupils for adult life. It encourages pupils to develop their sense of identity and belonging. It enables them to develop individually, within their communities, as members of a diverse society and as global citizens."  


In order for this to happen, we teach the children:


• about the principal religions of the world, their beliefs, values and traditions.

• to reflect on their own beliefs, values and experiences.

• how to express their own personal viewpoints in a thoughtful, reasoned and considerate way.

• to make reasoned and informed judgements about religious and moral issues.

• how to express their own personal viewpoints in a thoughtful, reasoned and considerate way.

• to recognise the right of people to hold different beliefs within an ethnically and socially diverse society.


Teachers use the Understanding Christianity resource to inform their planning and delivery of religious education.




Christian Values and Worship


Christian Values

Christian Values Education plays an important part of the curriculum at Hertford St Andrew. Each half-term the whole school focuses on a chosen value and time is devoted to explore the value through Collective Worship, Religious Education and PSHE.


Collective Worship

Collective Worship at Hertford St Andrew is very much part of our daily school life. It is planned based on our half-termly values and any religious festivals. Collective Worship is child friendly and interactive. It includes Bible readings, songs and hymns, as well as times for reflection and prayer. As a Church of England school, our worship is an integral part of each school day.