Religious Education

At Laurel Avenue Primary School our RE curriculum follows the Durham Agreed Syllabus and we base our teaching and learning style  on the key principle that good teaching in RE allows children both to learn about religious traditions and to reflect on what the religious ideas and concepts mean to them.

Our teaching enables children to extend their own sense of values and promotes their spiritual growth and development. We encourage children to think about their own views and values in relation to the themes and topics studied in the RE curriculum. We aim to encourage a moral and predominately Christian ethos through school assemblies. RE lessons offer a chance for children to explore beliefs and practices of major world faiths. Visits to places of worship, handling artefacts and visits from practising members of different faiths enhance children’s understanding of our multicultural society. Children consider the influence of the teachings of different faiths on their followers as well as responding to the big questions of life from their individual viewpoint, thereby valuing beliefs of all children while developing their understanding, tolerance and respect for the beliefs of others.

For Further information on the areas covered in each Year group please see individual class areas. 


Parents’ wishes concerning both religious education and worship are met, as specified in the 1988 Education Act, and children may be withdrawn on religious grounds at parental request.