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Religious Education

Why is RE important?

Through religious education, children will learn about different religions and their traditions, practices and beliefs.

Religious Education is an essential component of a broad and balanced education and is a focal point in the curriculum for work on Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development and British Values. It enables the growth of religious literacy, essential for life in modern Britain and the wider world.

Religious Education: -

· Is relevant for all children, whatever their religion or beliefs

· Teaches understanding of world religions and beliefs

· Shows how religion influences individuals, families, communities and cultures

· Explores the political and social impact of religion

· Encourages reflection on issues of justice and truth

· Provokes questions about the meaning of life

· Offers opportunities for personal reflection

· Develops and affirms personal identity and responsible citizenship

· Prepares children for adult life

· Develops personal well-being and happiness


In RE pupils learn about: -

· What people believe

· How people show their beliefs in their daily lives

· How people explain what they believe

When is RE taught?

RE is taught in unit blocks. See the two-year cycle.

The four religions studied are: -

· Christianity

· Islam

· Hinduism

· Judaism

Children in RE learn through: -

· Discussions

· Asking and answering questions

· Sharing their knowledge and experiences

· Written work

· Presentations


· Visits and visitors

Cycle 1 Overview

Cycle 2 Overview

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