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RE and Collective worship

Religious Education Curriculum Statement


Religious Education is an important subject within Richard Durning’s Endowed Primary School and is taught in accordance with the Lancashire Agreed Syllabus 'Searching for Meaning'.  The curriculum is taught from Reception to Y6 and reflects the fact that religious traditions in Great Britain are in the main Christian, while taking account of the teaching and practices of the other principal religious traditions represented in Great Britain.  Pupils are encouraged to articulate clearly and coherently their personal beliefs, ideas, values and experiences so that they can hold balanced and well informed conversations about religions and worldviews whilst respecting the views of others. At Richard Durning’s we believe that studying religious and non-religious worldviews is essential if pupils are to be well prepared for life in our increasingly diverse society in modern Britain. Pupils need to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to make sense of the complex world in which they live so that they can 'respect religious and cultural differences and contribute to a cohesive and compassionate society' (RE Review 2013). The skills and attitudes developed through RE at Richard Durning’s can make a significant contribution to promoting British Values and supports all children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.


Please see attachment below for full policy.

Religious Education and Collective Worship Policy

Collective Worship at Richard Durning's

RE Curriculum Long Term Plan

Progression of RE Vocabulary

Concept Maps - Detailing Progression of Knowledge Taught in the Progressed Religions

Useful Links

Whole School trip to Blackburn Noorul Islam Masjid and Blackburn Cathedral

The children were given a tour of the Masjid as well as a short talk about Islam. They had the opportunity to ask many questions as well as hear the call to prayer and see a washing demonstration (Wudu) performed by a member of the Mosque.

Whilst at the Cathedral the children were able to explore the space finding out about the features of the Cathedral and then later took part in workshops linked to Pentecost. During the workshops the children acted out the story of Pentecost as well as make some music associated with the different elements of the Pentecost story. The children had a fabulous day.

Whole School RE trip to Blackburn Noorul Islam Masjid and Blackburn Cathedral

Here are some examples of our wonderful RE work across the school

Sapphire Class

Sapphire Class shared their special object with the class

Sapphire have been learning about the Good Samaritan

Emerald Class

Emerald Class were learning about Islam and created some Islamic patterns.

Ruby Class

Ruby Class Hot Seating Activity - They took on the role of Peter and had to explain why they chose to follow Jesus

Diamond Class

Diamond Class took part in a Holocaust memorial webinar delivered by a survivor of the Holocaust

Diamond class have been role playing some of the miracles of Jesus and then created a freeze frame.

School Activities

Mary from Blue Cross came in to deliver an assembly on dog safety.

Remembrance day - KS2 took part in a remembrance webinar and then the whole school came together for an act of remembrance

As a school we produced a book of condolence for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Collective Worship

The children enjoy regular visits from members of clergy from the local parish church

The children took part in an anti-bullying assembly during anti-bullying week

One of our school values is aspirations and the children enjoyed a zoom assembly with a nurse. The children heard all about her job and what she does.