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The intent of our RE curriculum is to engage pupils in systematic enquiry into significant human questions which religion and worldviews address, so that they can develop the understanding and skills needed to appreciate and appraise varied responses to these questions, as well as develop responses of their own.

Our curriculum for RE aims to ensure that all pupils:

  1. Know about and understand a range of religions and worldviews.
  2. Express ideas and insights about the nature, significance and impact of religions and worldviews.
  3. Gain and deploy the skills needed to engage seriously with religions and worldviews.


Our Primary RE curriculum is designed to provide high quality, inspiring class RE lessons for every child. Our curriculum follows the Bury Agreed Syllabus. The agreed syllabus requires that all pupils learn Christianity in each key stage. In addition, pupils will learn from the principal religions represented in the UK, in line with the law. These are Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism and Judaism. Furthermore, non-religious worldviews, including for example Humanism, will also be the focus for study.

A variety of teaching methods are used to teach RE, such as role play/drama, stories and music. Visitors to school and educational visits are encouraged to give children the opportunity to listen to and ask questions about another person’s experiences of living/celebrating through different faiths.

The Early Years Foundation Stage and KS1 form the basis of children’s future understanding and therefore should begin with children’s own experiences and feelings, particularly around ‘special times, people, places and objects/symbols. Many opportunities are given for thinking, talking, listening and responding to others respectfully. Much emphasis is placed on valuing and caring for other people in our local community and also for children to relate their understanding to a wider/global community.

In KS2, similar opportunities are offered and children are encouraged to openly discuss their understanding, opinions and attitudes about religion.


In RE, by the end of each key stage, pupils are expected to know, apply and understand the matters, skills and processes specified in out relevant syllabus, as in all subjects of the curriculum. Pupils’ achievements will be weighed up by teachers using these criteria.

Teachers use the ‘sticky knowledge’ mats, for each unit, making it simple for them to keep a record of progress and achievement. The sticky knowledge is assessed at the end of every unit and teachers input this data onto the iTrack system.

The Reflective Curriculum Team is responsible for keeping an overview of the standard of children’s work and for the quality of teaching. The work of the curriculum team also involves supporting colleagues, being informed about current developments and providing a strategic lead and direction for the subject in the school.


KNOWLEDGE MATS Autumn Term 2022

Cycle B

KNOWLEDGE MATS Summer Term 2023

Cycle B