At Springwood Heath Primary school, we follow the LA agreed syllabus


with the stated aim that:

‘The principle aim of RE is to engage pupils in systematic enquiry into significant human questions which religion and world views address, so 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.’ page 6


  • 3 key themes run through our RE curriculum: believing; expressing; and living. Children apply these themes to the major world religions, building upon their knowledge lesson by lesson and year by year in order to embed it in their long-term memory.

Implementation :

  • Children demonstrate the breadth of their knowledge, using various means: such as writing, art, discussion and drama.
  • An enquiry approach is adopted, based upon key questions, encouraging pupils to recognise key beliefs, before moving onto higher order skills of discussing and making connections.
  • Enriching experiences such as: exploring religious artefacts; having visitors and visits to local places of worship, help to place pupils’ knowledge in context.


  • There are regular opportunities in lessons for pupils to reflect and respond.
  • RE books and Tapestry are used for recording and assessing the children’s learning.

The daily act of collective worship, though reflecting the multicultural nature of our society, will be based on Christian beliefs.  Attendance is expected, but parents do have the right to withdraw their child.