Religious Education

Religious Education at Thornton Primary School

All pupils at Thornton Primary School are entitled to receive a programme of teaching and learning in Religious Education in line with the Birmingham Agreed Syllabus 2007, ‘Faith makes a difference’. This conforms to national legislation which states that an agreed syllabus should: … reflect the fact that the religious traditions in Great Britain are in the main Christian.  Whilst taking account of the teaching and practices of the other principle religions represented in Great Britain. (Education Reform Act 1988).

We feel that the point of RE is to help children appreciate what it is that inspires ordinary people to ‘love God’ and to avoid ‘being selfish’ and ‘self-centred’. What is it that people live by and live for? What is it that makes people happy? In RE the deepest values of human life are shared and discussed.