St Matthew's C of E

Primary School

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What does your child learn at school each day? Find information about our RE curriculum here...

 Curriculum Statement for Religious Education


As a Church school, our teaching of RE enables every child to flourish and to live life in all its fullness (John 10:10). It aims to help educate for dignity and respect, enabling all to live well together.


RE has a high profile within the curriculum and is considered an academic subject. The RE curriculum is intrinsic to the outworking of our school’s Christian vision in enabling all pupils to flourish.


The teaching of RE will go beyond a sociological study of religious phenomena and will introduce our pupils to a range of relevant disciplines including theology, philosophy and the human and social sciences.


Our aims and objectives are:

  • To know about and understand Christianity as a diverse global living faith through the exploration of core beliefs using an approach that critically engages with biblical texts.
  • To gain knowledge and understanding of a range of religions and worldviews appreciating diversity, continuity and change within the religions and world views being studied.
  • To engage with challenging questions of meaning and purpose raised by human existence and experience.
  • To recognise the concept of religion and its continuing influence on Britain’s cultural heritage and in the lives of individuals and societies in different times, cultures and places.
  • To explore their own religious, spiritual and philosophical ways living, believing and thinking.


We use the Chester Diocese scheme of work which is supplemented and supporting by the Understanding Christianity resource. As a Church school,  Christianity is the main religion studied in each year. However, we also study Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism and Buddhism.  



Vision Statement: “To create and nurture a secure and caring Christian environment where every child can develop in their own faith and learning journey.”


“Let the little children come to me for it is to such as these that the Kingdom of God belongs.” Mark 10 (14-15) 

How do we demonstrate our vision and values at St Matthew's?