Religious Education

I have come that you may have life: life in all its fullness
John 10:10

Religious Education (R.E.) is central to the purpose of Nailsworth C of E Primary School. As a Church school, we see that the Christian faith informs all aspects of our life together and commits us to a search for truth.

R.E. supports and strengthens the vision, ethos and values which are at the heart of what we aim to do in every aspect of school life.  R.E. is planned carefully to reflect the Church of England Statement of Entitlement and to develop religious literacy, as well as meeting statutory obligations. Children in all years will be taught one hour of R.E. as a minimum each week. You can view our Religious Education policy for more detail.

Values education permeates the R.E. curriculum at Nailsworth C of E Primary School.


We aim to offer children the opportunity, without compulsion, to discuss and reflect on their own spirituality.


It is not the practice of this school to preach to or seek to convert children – we invite children to consider what faith is; to reflect upon world views.


R.E. is taught in such a way that it inspires children to explore, develop and affirm their own faith and values and have respect for the faith, beliefs and values of others. We aim to inspire children, through music, liturgy, stories and reflection time, developing children’s appreciation of the variety of traditions, globally.

What is your child learning?

Religious Education lessons

We invite children to consider key questions, appropriate to their year group, to inspire learning. We have developed a rolling programme of study and you can see what your child is learning in their class each term in this document:

RE Rolling Programme 2020-2021

How is R.E. taught?

There are three main elements to the teaching of R.E. at Nailsworth C of E Primary School, underpinned by the Church of England’s teaching resource, Understanding Christianity:

R.E. Active

In addition to religious education lessons, key stage 2 classes also explore R.E. through sport, led by Sportily. The Sportily Sports Ministers lead the children in games linked to Christian stories and linked to the class R.E. topic, followed by time for reflection.

You can see more detail about the R.E. Active programme here:

Nailsworth Active RE 2021-2022