Religious Education at All Saints’ Upton CE Primary
At All Saints’ Upton, we follow the Halton Schools Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education – which incorporates the Lancashire Agreed Syllabus.
As well as developing a knowledge and understanding of Christianity, Religious Education is concerned with moral and spiritual development and an understanding of all religions. Stories, discussions and drama give children opportunities to think about religious ideas, behaviour, and attitudes, as well as personal qualities such as consideration, bravery, loyalty, and truthfulness. Collective Worship is an integral part of our school day.
We foster close links with our local church and have regular assemblies led by the vicar. Christian values are woven through all curriculum areas and evident in everything we do. Children are not only taught about different faiths, they are given opportunities to reflect on their own beliefs and appreciate different viewpoints of others. We ensure that there is a distinction between learning about and learning from religion. Big questions are encouraged. Children are encouraged to write and share their own prayers. Parents have the right to withdraw their children from Collective Worship and RE; however we would encourage parents to meet with the head teacher to discuss these arrangements.