Religious Education


Our school believes that religious education should provide a contemporary study of religion, preparing children for later life.

At Frampton Cotterell Primary we bear 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, and we have forged strong links with our local St. Peter’s church. We celebrate the Christian festivals of Harvest, Christmas and Easter at the church and involve the children in all of these. Our Year 5 and 6 children perform a Christmas production to the congregation which includes songs and carols, acting out the Christmas story and readings from the Bible.

We work from the new South Glos. syllabus and currently follow the ‘Understanding Christianity’ scheme of work and have devised a two-year rolling cycle to accommodate all of its material.

Due consideration within this framework is given to other faiths, such as Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Sikhism and Buddhism, and pupils have opportunities to visit places of worship and talk to members of these faith communities. Respect, tolerance and understanding for the beliefs of others will be promoted as part of our Religious Education programme. One way in which we do this is by having our regular ‘faith’ days. These have been very successful in allowing the children to learn more about the links between Christianity and other world religions as well as exploring how Christians worship differently in various places around the globe.

Although parents have the right to withdraw children from religious lessons and daily worship in assemblies, it must be understood that such activities make a contribution to cross-curricular objectives pursued during the course of the school week.

At certain times of each year, the learning is fully incorporated into the creative curriculum and Religious Education will lead the topics across all Key Stages.

Please click on document below to see details about the scheme of work in each phase team:

RE Syllabus