Religious Education

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Religious Education

Our Religious Education Subject Leader is Miss Stone

Curriculum Statement of Intent for Religious Education

At Hendal Primary School we believe that R.E. both supports and strengthens what we aim to do in every aspect of school life. Through the teaching of RE, we will develop the well-being of children. We will deepen children’s understanding by offering them wider experiences within school and the community by building partnerships with the local church. Our aim is to create opportunities for the children to improve their speaking and listening skills by incorporating P4C practices within this subject and develop their reasoning and critical thinking skills.

At Hendal Primary School we believe in the importance of developing good relationships throughout all aspects of school life. Religious Education has a crucial part to play in helping to recognise and appreciate the contribution religion, in its varied aspects. We believe it is important not only to learn about religion, but also to learn from religion. R.E. is exciting and absolutely relevant to the lives of all our children. We hope that our commitment and enthusiasm as governors and staff will be communicated by the high priority we place on R.E.

Please click the link below to view the Content and Progression in Religious Education


Our Religious Education curriculum is planned carefully to ensure we foster the school Curriculum Drivers.

Curriculum Drivers


Community Links

At Hendal Primary School we have strong Community links with our local Church St James’. Throughout the year we have assemblies and visits from the Reverend, ‘Rev Kev’ as he likes the children to call him. He shares stories and exciting assemblies which children play an active part in. At special times during the year we visit the Church to take part in services such as Easter and Christmas.

We have also made strong links with St Catherine’s Church in Wakefield and support their local food bank and homeless shelter. Groups of children visit the Church and Homeless shelter to deepen their understanding and to show our support through our donations.

During children’s time at Hendal Primary they will learn about other Special Places of Worship and through Educational Visits will learn first-hand the beliefs and traditions of other Religions.