At Creswell Junior School we believe that religious education should provide a contemporary study of religion, preparing children for later life. The school bears in mind that the British Isles is a multi-cultural nation which has Christianity as the main religion of the indigenous population. As a result, Christianity will receive the appropriate weighting within the religious education curriculum. Due consideration within this framework will be given to other faiths. Respect, tolerance and understanding for the beliefs of others will be promoted as part of our programme. We follow the Derbyshire Agreed Syllabus. Parents have the right to withdraw children from religious lessons and daily worship in assemblies (this must be in writing please) but it must be understood that such activities make a contribution to cross-curricular objectives pursued during the course of the school week.
What's covered over the year?
What do people believe about God?, How and why do people follow Jesus?, Why is Easter important to Christmas?, Holy books, The natural world and religion, and Religion through Art.
Being respectful, Christianity and prayer.
Deeper meaning of festivals, Can religions help to build a fair world?, What can be learned from the Muslim way of life? What makes a leader worth following? and Importance of the Bible.
Why is pilgrimage important religious believers? and What do religions say when life gets hard? What differences do people believe about God?