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The Primary School of St Mary and St MartinLet your light shine – Matthew 5:16

Religious Education


At The Primary School of St. Mary & St. Martin, the intention of our RE curriculum is to develop a deep knowledge, understanding, and acceptance of, religious and other world views.  


R.E. lessons provoke challenging questions about meaning and purpose in life, beliefs about God, ultimate reality, issues of right and wrong and what it means to be human. We encourage pupils to learn about religious and non-religious worldviews in order to discover, explore and consider different answers to these questions. They learn to interpret, analyse, evaluate and critically respond to the claims that religious and non-religious worldviews make. Pupils learn to express their insights and to agree or disagree respectfully. 


RE teaching at The Primary School of St. Mary & St. Martin, in line with the Nottinghamshire Agreed Syllabus, intends to provide opportunities for our children to: 

1) investigate religions and worldviews through varied experiences 

2) reflect on and express their own ideas, and the ideas of others, with increasing creativity and clarity 

3) become increasingly able to be reasonable in their responses to religions and worldviews 

4) make cross-curricular links and develop their ‘cultural capital’ 


At The Primary School of St. Mary & St. Martin, it is our intent to provide high quality teaching and learning, supported by collaborative working. We strive to ensure that by the end of our children’s Primary Education, they have acquired an understanding of the beliefs and cultures of others and have sought to understand the intrinsic value of all.