Alfred Street Junior
Junior School

Telephone: 01933 353762

Religious Education (RE) is taught as a discrete subject using the Northamptonshire Agreed Syllabus. RE is taught to all children except those who are taken out by their parents. Our teaching promotes the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of our pupils. It reflects the fact that the religious traditions in Great Britain are in the main Christian, whilst taking account the teaching and practices of other principal religions represented in Great Britain. Once a week, a visitor from one of the local churches will deliver an assembly to the children based on Christian values.  Children are taught knowledge and understanding around a range of religious and worldwide views so that they can: describe, explain, analyse and investigate - allowing them to appreciate beliefs and practices, recognising the diversity, meanings and values within and between communities (including their own) and amongst individuals. We will not convert or steer children towards a particular religious belief. We also implement a timetable of religious festivals which we teach through assemblies and awareness days


Each year as Theologists, the children build upon their prior knowledge and understanding, becoming more skilled in these key concepts:

  • Understand Beliefs and Teachings
  • Understand Practices and Lifestyles
  • Understand How Beliefs Are Conveyed
  • Learning about religion and belief
  • Identity, diversity and belonging
  • Reflect
  • Understand Values

Our intention is that when they leave in Year 6, they are able to talk confidently about different religions, the things that are important to these religions and their beliefs. They understand why many of the major festivals are celebrated. They are able to talk about their own beliefs and understand that, although we do not share the same beliefs as others, all beliefs are valued and important.