Gunness and Burringham CofE Primary School

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Our Value for this half term is Respect. "Do to others what you would have them do to you" Matthew 7:12


"Learning Together with Hope. Aspiring to be Agents of Change"

Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people..."

Galatians 6:10


RE at Gunness and Burringham Primary School is given a high priority, we follow the Church of England's Statement of Entitlement and  provide "clear expectations that we provide  sequential learning about a range of religions and worldviews"

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At Gunness and Burringham C.E Primary School our Religious Education curriculum ensures that children develop wisdomknowledge and resilience. Our RE curriculum is underpinned by our school vision and values, providing our children with the opportunities they need to become 'Agents of Change.' We aim to provide a Religious Education curriculum that is inspiring and creative, allowing all children to reach their full potential. As a Church of England school, we recognise the core place that RE occupies as part of a broad and balanced curriculum and its foundation in a strong and inclusive community. As a small school, we recognise that we need to provide our children with a diverse and fully inclusive curriculum where children learn about a range of different faiths. We embrace this variety in the spirit of Christian welcome. We aim for children to become religiously literate and to be able to hold balanced conversations about different beliefs and world views. We aim to provide children with the skills they need to answer philosophical questions and give them the opportunity to express their own thoughts and opinions, showing respect for the views of others. 




Lessons are sequential and build on previous knowledge to allow the children to apply their own knowledge and wisdom in a range of creative and inspiring activities. We follow the Church of England's Education Office's view that Religious Education needs to provide a balance between three different disciplines; Theology, Philosophy and Human and Social Science. We teach RE in accordance with the Lincolnshire Agreed Syllabus with the materials from the Diocese of Lincoln used to support lesson planning and delivery. Our inclusive curriculum exposes children to a range of different faiths and world views. Each week, the children take part in a 'Big Question' session where they discuss philosophical questions and hold balanced discussions. 


Children within Foundation Stage will be introduced to the concept of "self identity" and will investigate special places, special books, special people and our special world. A key focus will be given on speaking, listening and responding and will ensure the early development of religious literacy. 


Children within Key Stage One will be introduced to Christianity and Islam and will start to embark in a journey of living, thinking and believing linked to the religion.


Children within Key Stage Two will continue the journey of Christianity and Islam and will be introduced to a third religion; Hinduism. Children also explore Humanism. 

The living, thinking and believing concept will continue, enabling children to be confident, articulate members of society with tolerance and respect for different world faiths. 



The children at Gunness and Burringham will transition with a secure understanding of the religious and non-religious worldviews studied. They will have the wisdom to ask and answer challenging questions showing respect and understanding of different religions and beliefs. The children will engage in thoughtful conversations about religions and worldviews.   

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Year 5 and 6 visit to Lincoln Cathedral

Preparing for Easter


During the period of Lent we will be reflecting on Jesus' suffering and preparing for Easter. The themes that we will be exploring are:

  • Ash Wednesday
  • Mothering Sunday
  • Palm Sunday
  • Maundy Thursday
  • Good Friday 
  • Easter Day




Easter Garden