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Religious Education

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Religious Education at Netherthorpe Primary School


At Netherthorpe, we value  diversity and tolerance of those who have different faiths and beliefs. We help our pupils to develop a knowledge and understanding of their own, other cultures and ways of life. 


Our Intention:

We want our children to grow up to be kind, tolerant members of modern British society. We want our children to be proud of and confident in their own faiths and beliefs; we also want them to understand that everyone has a right to follow his or her own belief system without prejudice or judgment.

We want our children to be confident when asking questions about religions, finding elements that are common to all the major belief systems. We also want our children to understand and accept that not everyone follows a religion but everyone has a right to be treated equally and with respect, whatever their beliefs may or may not be.


Implementation and Curriculum Aims:

We are a state maintained school and, as such, we follow the most current Sheffield SACRE RE Syllabus.

RE is taught in both weekly lessons and via two whole school RE days during the year. We study facts about all the major world religions, focusing on similarities and differences. Through their study and discussion, we encourage our children to discover more about themselves, other religions and celebrations linked to each religion.

We welcome visits from faith leaders and members of the school community to share their own stories and beliefs in order to help us todevelop a greater understanding of how people in our community and beyond live. As part of our study we visit religious buildings in the city. We also study how religions are followed across the world.



We share our learning and understanding via displays in school and through assemblies during which children share what they have learned with the rest of the school. This contributes to building a strong, tolerant community. It also supports children in building relationships with others and understanding the world around them.

Our pupils enjoy RE lessons and are not afraid to share their own experiences and personal beliefs. They are eager to participate in discussions and research about all the major world religions.

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Contact the School

Netherthorpe Primary school

Netherthorpe Street
Sheffield, S3 7JA

Main Contact: Elizabeth Gray - Head Teacher

Tel: 0114 272 6834

SEN Contact: Ruth Kay & Clare Wilson

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