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Gorseybrigg Primary School and Nursery

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At Gorseybrigg Primary School we strive to promote the spiritual, moral and cultural development of our pupils and to prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.

The principal aim of Religious Education in our school is to enable pupils to participate in an on-going search for wisdom, through exploring questions raised by human experience and answers offered by the religions and beliefs of the people of Derbyshire and the wider community, so as to promote their personal development.

Foundation Stage

Our Foundation Stage children receive 36 hours of R.E. teaching per year.

They explore Christianity, Buddhism, Judaism, Hinduism and Islam. Visitors representing a variety of religions are invited to speak to the children e.g. visit from the Sheffield Buddhist Centre.

Key Stage 1

Our Key Stage 1 children receive 36 hours of R.E. tuition per year.

They find out about Christianity, Judaism, Islam and Hinduism. They also welcome a variety of visitors and enjoy a visit to Dronfield Parish Church.

Key Stage 2

Our Key Stage 2 children receive 45 hours of R.E. tuition per year.

They learn about Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism, Judaism and Sikhism. They enjoy taking part in a Buddhist Meditation Workshop and visiting The National Holocaust Centre.

We also include religious festivals and events as part of our assembly calendar. This includes a Values Assembly on a Monday and a Wider World Assembly on a Friday.