Stansfield Hall Church of England | Methodist Church Primary School

Let Your Light Shine - Matthew 5:14

Todmorden Road, Littleborough, Lancashire OL15 9PR

01706 378273

Welcome to

Stansfield Hall Primary School

Church of England | Methodist Church

"Learning and Achieving in a Caring Community"

“The essence of all religions is one. Only their approaches are different.” 

Mahatma Gandhi 

Religious education enables children to investigate and reflect on some of the most fundamental questions asked by people. At Stansfield Hall Primary School, we develop the children’s knowledge and understanding of the major world faiths, and we address the fundamental questions in life, for example, the meaning of life and the existence of a divine spirit. We enable children to develop a sound knowledge not only of Christianity but also of other world religions, especially those that are the main faiths of children within our school. Children reflect on what it means to have a faith and to develop their own spiritual knowledge and understanding. We help the children learn from religions as well as about religions. We encourage our children to respond to challenging questions about meaning and purpose in life, beliefs about God, ultimate reality, issues of right and wrong and what it means to be human. We use the Rochdale agreed syllabus as our foundation to learning but build on it with Spirited Arts, reflections and develop our understanding of Methodism. 

Our aims 

  • Develop an awareness of spiritual and moral issues in life experiences. 
  • Develop a knowledge and understanding of Christianity and other major world religions and value systems found in Britain. 
  • Develop an understanding of what it means to be committed to a religious tradition. 
  • To aid and develop community cohesion. 
  • Be able to reflect on their own experiences and to develop a personal response to the fundamental questions of life. 
  • Develop an understanding of religious traditions and to appreciate the cultural differences in Britain today. 
  • Develop investigative and research skills and to enable them to make reasoned judgements about religious issues. 
  • Have respect for other peoples’ views and to celebrate the diversity in society. 
  • To be able to articulate their own thoughts and beliefs respectfully with reasons. 


Autumn Spring Summer
Explorers Years R/1
Cycle A

Which stories are special and why?

Which people are special and why?

Which places are special and why?

Which times are special and why?

Being Special: Where do we belong?

What is special about our world?

Years R/1
Cycle B

Who are Christians and Muslims and what do they believe?

What can we learn from sacred books?

What makes some places sacred?

Spirited Arts 

What does it mean to belong to a faith community?

How should we care for others and the world and why does it matter?

Discoverers Years 2/3
Cycle A

Why is the Bible so important to Christians? 

Why is Jesus inspiring to some?

Spirited Arts

How and why do we celebrate special times?

Belonging Together (Methodist Unit)

What can we learn from religions about deciding what is right and wrong?

Years 2/3
Cycle B

What do different people believe about God?

Why do people pray?

Why are festivals important to communities?

Spirited Arts

What does it mean to be a Christian in Britain?

Belonging Together (Methodist Unit)

Pioneers Years 4/5
Cycle A
Why do some people believe God exists What does it mean to be a Hindu in Britain today? If God is everywhere, why go to a place of worship?
Years 4/5
Cycle B
Why do some people believe life is a journey? What does it mean to be a Muslim in Britain today? Spirited Arts 
Year 6

Spirited Arts 


What would Jesus do?

What do religions say to us when life gets hard?  


Is it better to express beliefs in art & architecture or in charity and generosity?

What matters the most to Christians and Humanists? 


What difference does it make to believe in Ahimsa (harmlessness), Grace (the generosity of God), and Ummah (community)?