Religious Education

R.E. is an important curriculum subject. It is important in its own right and also makes a unique contribution to the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils and supports wider community cohesion.

In the Early Years Foundation Stage, RE is taught within the Area 'Understanding of the World - Peoples and Communities'. 

The children learn about customs and traditions celebrated by family, friends and communities, looking at similarities and differences between themselves and others. Harvest, Diwali, Christmas, Easter, Chinese New Year and Eid are explored at the appropriate time of year.

In Key Stage 1 and 2, we follow the Plymouth Agreed Syllabus for RE. The principal religions and non-religious worldviews represented in the UK are explored through 'Key Questions' such as: 

  • Why does Easter matter to Christians? 
  • How do festivals and family life show what matters to Jewish people? 
  • What does it mean to be a Muslim in Britain today? 
  • How and why do people mark the significant events of life? (all religious and non- religious worldviews) 

These key questions are explored through the study of sacred texts, through creative arts, with visiting speakers and visits to places of worship and with lively discussion and debate. 

Through this curriculum pupils will leave us at the end of Year 6 informed and knowledgeable about the world in which they live – understanding and respecting their own beliefs as well as the beliefs and values of others.