Our Christian School

Religious Education at Puttenham CofE Infant school

James Charlton

At Puttenham CofE Infant School we value the importance of educating the whole child. We aim to develop our children’s spiritual, moral and social understanding through religious education. These themes run through all aspects of the curriculum and everyday life. Our Christian distinctiveness gives our children the opportunity to grow and develop into hopeful, knowledgeable and caring citizens of the community and beyond.

Our RE curriculum enables children to gain an understanding of the Christian faith, based on Jesus’ actions and words. We aim to develop their thinking skills and inspire their own desire and curiosity about faith and religion. This is carried out through a high quality, well-planned curriculum with many opportunities to explore their understanding by asking big questions, be given reflection time/pause days, making choices, and making links to their own experiences.  They are given the opportunity to learn through listening to stories; role play; the use of ICT; invited guests; trips; research group work; art; craft as well as using a range of resources and artefacts to support learning.

Our religious education is enriched by the members of the village church, St John the Baptist –Puttenham and the local community. The Rector carries out a collective worship once a fortnight and the Open the Book team visit each week. The Rector visits our classes to help support the curriculum or answer the questions that the children have asked in the Big Question book.  Open the Book


 Statement of Entitlement for RE in Church Schools

At Puttenham CofE Infant School, RE has a high profile within the school curriculum. We aim to provide children with a high quality education with many opportunities to inspire and question what they have learnt. Monitoring of learning is carried out by the RE subject leader, Senior leaders and the RE Governor (Rector.) Please click the link below to see the Church of England’s RE statement of entitlement.