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Religious Education

R.E Curriculum



At Chalfont St Peter Infant School we believe that it is important for all our pupils to learn from and about religion, so that they can understand the world around them. The aim of Religious Education in our school is 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 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. 



Our curriculum is based upon the Buckinghamshire Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education. It aims to ensure that all pupils:


  • Develop their knowledge and understanding of Christianity and other major world religions represented in Great Britain
  • Explore faiths to help them understand different religions’ beliefs, values and traditions
  • Understand the influence of religion on individuals, families, communities and cultures
  • Develop a positive attitude towards people who hold religious beliefs different from their own.
  • Develop a sense of identity and belonging to promote their personal, spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.



The children at Chalfont St Peter Infant School enjoy learning about other religions and why people choose to follow a religion. Through their 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. Through R.E. our children are developing an understanding of other people’s cultures and ways of life and worship, which they are then able to communicate to the wider community.  As a result, children show high levels of self-awareness and model respect and empathy for others.