Anston Park Infant School

Anston Park Infant School

Part of White Woods Primary Academy Trust

Park Avenue, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S25 2QZ

01909 550011

Religious Education (R.E)


The principal aim of R.E. in school is to promote the spiritual, moral and cultural development of the pupils so that they can make sense of their own lives and become responsible members of society. We believe that it is important for all our children to learn from and about religion, so that they can understand the world around them. We aim to help children to acquire and develop knowledge and understanding of Christianity and the other principal religions represented in Great Britain; to appreciate the way that religious beliefs shape life and our behaviour, develop the ability to make reasoned and informed judgements about religious and moral issues and enhance their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. It plays an important role, along with all other curriculum areas, particularly PSHCE, in promoting social awareness and understanding in our children. We encourage our pupils to ask questions about the world and to reflect on their own beliefs, values and experiences. We include and promote British values, ensuring that children are aware of their rights and responsibilities as UK citizens.

We want the children to feel the awe and wonder inspired by the natural world. We also want them to feel part of a caring community.


We follow the Rotherham Sacre agreed syllabus units of work as a basis for our curriculum and focus on Christianity and Judaism. We aim to provide open enquiry and as many first hand experiences as possible for both staff and children. In the Early Years Foundation Stage the learning outcomes are referenced to Christianity and as appropriate to a range of other beliefs and cultures.


Through the children’s R.E. learning, the children are able to make links between their own lives and those of others in their community and in the wider world. Children are developing an understanding of other people’s cultures and ways of life, which they are then able to communicate to the wider community, developing an understanding of other people’s cultures and ways of life. As such, R.E. is invaluable in an ever changing and shrinking world.

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