Scroll to content
01530 270383 Arbor

Dream …Believe …Achieve

Enabling children to flourish and succeed

Religious Education

RE Curriculum Intent

The curriculum for RE aims to ensure that all pupils:

Know about and understand a range of religions and worldviews, so that they can:

  • describe, explain and analyse beliefs and practices, recognising the diversity which exists within and between communities and amongst individuals
  • identify, investigate and respond to questions posed, and responses offered by some of the sources of wisdom found in religions and worldviews
  • appreciate and appraise the nature, significance and impact of different ways of life and ways of expressing meaning.


Express ideas and insights about the nature, significance and impact of religions and worldviews, so that they can:

  • explain reasonably their ideas about how beliefs, practices and forms of expression influence individuals and communities
  • express with increasing discernment their personal reflections and critical responses to questions and teachings about identity, diversity, meaning and value, including ethical issues
  • appreciate and appraise varied dimensions of religion.


Gain and deploy the skills needed to engage seriously with religions and worldviews, so that they can:

  • find out about and investigate key concepts and questions of belonging, meaning, purpose and truth, responding creatively
  • enquire into what enables different individuals and communities to live together respectfully for the wellbeing of all
  • articulate beliefs, values and commitments clearly in order to explain why they may be important in their own and other people’s lives


Teachers use the Leicestershire Agreed Syllabus to support teaching and learning. This document sets out a clear progression across the Primary age range. For more information, please speak with your child’s class teacher.


It is important that children build on their knowledge of different religions and beliefs across the world. Work is being done this year to ensure our curriculum build on children’s knowledge and they retain this information year-on-year.


To support our curriculum, each year, the children will go on a visit to a local place of worship. This will ensure that children are given first-hand experience of meeting people from different religions. This is particularly important to support British Values in this local area due to the lack of cultural diversity in our catchment area.


What do children say about RE?