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Religious Education

At Summerseat Methodist Primary School, we pride ourselves on offering all of our pupils a safe, calm, happy and nurturing learning environment so children can learn effectively, enabling them to access the full breadth of our RE curriculum offer and ultimately reach their full potential.  We have designed our RE curriculum to be sequential, logical and cumulative and meet the ambition of the National Curriculum. Children have regular opportunities to revisit, recall and apply key knowledge and skills in order to deepen their understanding. We recognise our school context and want children to leave us with a strong moral and spiritual compass; respecting and celebrating diversity and promoting resilience, care and individuality.

Religious Education makes a distinctive contribution to the school curriculum by developing pupils' knowledge and understanding of religion, religious beliefs, practices, traditions and their influence on individuals, communities, societies and cultures. We want our pupils to consider and respond to a range of important questions related to their own spiritual development, the development of values and attitudes and fundamental questions concerning the meaning and purpose of life. Religious Education is concerned with the deep meaning that pupils make of their experiences and how this helps give them a purpose to their lives. Our RE programme provides opportunities to explore, make and respond to the meanings of those experiences in relation to the beliefs and experiences of others as well as their own experiences.

Summerseat Methodist Primary School recognises the effect that an inclusive teaching style can have on a pupils’ progress, both inside and outside of the school environment. At our school, we provide a broad and balanced curriculum which encompasses spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, in accordance with the locally-agreed syllabus of the Bury LA.