Clanfield Church of England Primary School

Religious Education (RE)

'RE is like an iceberg, as you unpack ideas you come to understand deeper meaning' (Clanfield pupil).

At Clanfield Church of England Primary School we encourage the children to learn about and celebrate different cultures, opinions and lifestyle choices, both locally and globally.

Religious Education is an important subject in itself, developing an individual’s knowledge and understanding of the religious and non religious beliefs which form part of contemporary society. The children at Clanfield Church of England Primary School are given the opportunity to flourish through creative, interactive and challenging lessons. A variety of opportunities exist for personal reflection and spiritual development. Deepening the understanding of the significance of religion in the lives of others provide opportunities for Compassion, Hope and Courage.

At this school, RE supports and strengthens the vision, ethos and values which are at the heart of what we aim to do in every aspect of school life. The importance placed on the development of the whole child spiritually, morally, socially, culturally and intellectually is reflected in the RE curriculum.

RE is given at least 5% of curriculum time i.e. 1 hour per week and we provide opportunities for children to approach their learning through a big question each term. RE Days are planned throughout the year, helping children to really engage in the subject matter and be reflective. 

An example of an RE Day big question is; Why is light an important symbol for different religions?

RE Day - Why is light and important symbol for different religions?

 Our RE Policy is here:

RE Policy