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Religious Education at Ghyllgrove


At Ghyllgrove, Religious Education is taught to promote the spiritual, moral and cultural development of pupils. The pupils have opportunities to learn about and understand their beliefs and those of others, and how religion influences and plays a part in many people’s lives. We aim to teach a curriculum that reflects the diverse community of our school and celebrate a range of religious festivals. This allows children to respect and show tolerance to each other's beliefs and values. 


KS1 and KS2 follow the Discovery RE scheme of work, with additional planning included, to ensure that the Essex Agreed Syllabus for RE is being taught. EYFS incorporate RE within their Personal, Social and Emotional and Understanding of the World planning and provide opportunities for children to learn about different beliefs and celebrations. 

The teaching of RE includes teaching about different religions, including those followed by members of our school community. It includes discussions, assemblies, books, stories, and artifacts. The children also have opportunities to explore key questions and to make links with their own lives, considering and responding to questions concerning the meaning and purpose of life.