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Religious Education


The Religious Education curriculum at Farne Primary is organised to support the development of children’s knowledge of religious and non-religious beliefs and worldviews, practices and ways of life, enabling children to make links between these with increasing clarity.  It also develops children’s knowledge and understanding of the different members of our rich and diverse community.


We aim to facilitate children to express their personal reflections and critical responses to questions and teachings about identity, diversity, meaning and value, including ethical issues with increasing discernment. We intend for our children to be able to speak passionately and reasonably about their own beliefs, showing an appreciation for the nature, significance and impact of different ways of life and ways of expressing meaning.


See how our Curriculum Drivers help to guide our Religious Education Curriculum.


At Farne, Religious Education enables them to explore and celebrate the diversity of our local community, the UK and globally, promoting positivity and inclusivity. Through memorable, rich learning opportunities children at Farne are supported to consider their responsibilities to themselves and to others and to explore how they might contribute to their communities and to the wider society, thus developing a sense of belonging and cooperation.


Our teaching of R.E. heavily influences our citizenship curriculum, promoting a growth mindset by fostering open mindedness, empathy, generosity and compassion. Through enriching and engaging educational visits. We encourage our children to develop respect for others, including people with different faiths and beliefs, helping to challenge prejudice and promote tolerance.


At Farne, we recognise that R.E. broadens horizons and cultivates a child’s self-expression. Through our thorough R.E. curriculum, we encourage our children to think deeply, to develop explanation, evaluation and analytical skills and enable them to be become religiously literate in our now culturally diverse world.




Our Religious Education subject lead is Mrs J Arkless.


If you have any questions about our Religious Education curriculum, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Take a look at our assemblies and workshops with representatives of different religions.


In December, we learned about the Jewish Festival of Lights, Hanukkah, which means 'dedication' in Hebrew. We found out that it is the celebration of a miracle in Jerusalem over 2000 years ago. 




In March, we learned about the fasting month of Ramadan, a time of spiritual reflection for Muslims all around the world. We also found out that Eid al-Fitr is a huge occasion which marks the end of Ramadan and is characterised by prayers, feasting and shared blessings with family and friends. 



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