At St Mary’s, our identity as a Church of England school strongly informs our intent for our RE curriculum. We aim for our children to learn, understand and embody our School Christian Values (known as the Sunshine Six) of: Honesty, Forgiveness, Compassion, Courage, Perseverance and Respect. We want our children to be well informed in their knowledge of Christianity and other world faiths so that they can speak with knowledge, understanding and empathy about faith. We want our children to develop a respect for faith through learning about and from world religions and for this learning to engage pupils in exploring questions, reflecting on their learning and developing their own spiritual, moral, social and cultural awareness. We aim to prompt pupils to consider their responsibilities to themselves and to others, and to explore how they might contribute to their communities and to wider society encouraging empathy, generosity and compassion.