Here at Wharton CE Primary School, the aim of Religious Education is to help children acquire and develop knowledge and understanding of Christianity and other religions; to appreciate the way that religious beliefs shape our lives and behaviour, develop the ability to make reasoned and informed judgements about religious and moral issues. We want them to know how Religious Education promotes discernment and enables pupils to combat prejudice, preparing them for adult life, employment and life – long learning.
Religious Education is taught in a way that reflects the overall aims, values and philosophy of our school. We follow the Cheshire West and Chester agreed syllabus to deliver an enquiry based curriculum that provides progression and the opportunities to explore other religions as well as Christianity. At Wharton CE primary school, Religious Education plays an important role, along with other curriculum areas, particularly PSHE and Heartsmart, in promoting the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of our children.