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Religious Education

Religious Education in Church of England Schools

A high quality religious education (RE) curriculum is essential to meet the statutory requirement for all maintained schools to teach a broad and balanced curriculum. At the heart of RE in church schools is the teaching of Christianity, rooted in the person and work of Jesus Christ -

Why RE Matters

The ability to understand the faith or belief of individuals and communities, and how these may shape their culture and behaviour, is an invaluable asset for children in modern day Britain. Explaining religious and non-religious worldviews in an academic way allows young people to engage with the complexities of belief, avoid stereotyping and contribute to an informed debate -

At George Carey C of E Primary School we use the agreed local syllabus of Barking and Dagenham as directed by the Diocese of Chelmsford. Additionally we use the Understanding Christianity document, to support the delivery of Religious Education lessons. Understanding Christianity offers a coherent approach to teaching and learning about Christianity, in the wider RE curriculum. The design of our curriculum draws on three aspects: believing, thinking and living.

At George Carey we are committed to providing a balanced Religious Education curriculum.


Please see attached for an overview of what the children are learning.

Songs we sing at school

Our God is a Great Big God

Lord I Lift Your Name on High

God's Love is Big

Every Move I Make - Hillsong Kids with lyrics

Year 5 enjoyed an iPop sing workshop where they learnt and performed a song related to our world and place we all have in it. 

Year 2 experienced the majestic St. Paul's cathedral.

To give thanks for those that sacrificed themselves to keep us safe the whole school took part in a variety of activities. Children in our nursery used a variety of different materials to make poppies. 



George Carey
Church of England
Primary School

A Christian School For All

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