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Religious Education

Religious Education (RE) is treated as a core subject in Horsell C of E Junior School  and as a VA school based in Surrey, we follow the Guildford Diocese RE curriculum.  This has recently been amended in light of learning lost during the national lock down.  The revised syllabus overview is below.

RE at Horsell Junior School is reflective, creative and thoughtful. Pupils make a well informed response to Christianity and respect those of all faiths (and none) in their search for God. Christianity is the majority study in RE and this draws on the richness and diversity of Christian experience in the breadth of its Anglican and other denominational forms, and in the variety of worldwide forms. We are inclusive and teach respect for different views and interpretations. Pupils are enabled to deepen their understanding of God as encountered and taught by Christians. They are also taught about other faiths and world views. We aim to foster an accurate and increasing understanding of world religions and world views. As a result, pupils will gain greater insight into the world in which they are growing up. They will also be able to appreciate the faith of others and develop a deeper understanding of their own beliefs and practices. These outcomes must contribute to harmonious relationships within and between communities, promoting social inclusion and combating prejudice. 

St Mary's Church

Horsell Junior School has strong links with St. Mary’s Church, in Horsell.

Please follow this link for reading material related to 'Religious Education'.

Introductory overview to different religions..

‘This Is My Faith’ series by Anita Ganeri and Holly Wallace 

There are separate books about the following faiths: Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism.

Please see the attached document for a detailed book list.

School Visits

As part of the Religious Education curriculum, children visit the Shah Jahan Mosque,St Mary's Church, a local Buddhist temple and Brook wood cemetery. Please refer to the below websites for information on these.