Miss O'Callaghan

Year 3 Class teacher, Religious Education Lead


Intent -

Our principal aim of Religious Education at Chacewater School is to explore what people believe and what difference this makes to how they live. This allows our pupils to gain the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to handle questions raised by religion and belief, reflecting on their own ideas and ways of living. Our principle aim is developed through the following points:


  1. Make sense of a range of religious and non-religious beliefs.
  1. Understand the impact and significance of religious and non-religious beliefs
  2. Make connections between religious and non-religious beliefs, concepts, practices and ideas studied.

Implementation -

Our Religious Education curriculum is based on the Cornwall Agreed Syllabus. Although not a church school, there are strong links with the local religious communities. The school regularly uses the local church to support the curriculum, for Harvest and Christmas celebrations. Fortnightly, the school receives "Open the Book Assemblies" based on stories from the Bible delivered by members from our local religious community. 


The teaching and learning approach to R.E. Chacewater has three core elements, as set out in the Cornwall Agreed Syllabus: Making Sense of Beliefs, Making Connections and Understanding the Impact.


Impact -

 Our school’s Religious Education curriculum significantly contributes to all children’s Spiritual, Moral and Cultural development during their time at primary school. Children will express their understanding of the core concepts of world religions and the rich diversity of beliefs in the United Kingdom. Children will gain knowledge and understanding of religion in the local community and places linked to religion, such as the local church and different faith communities.