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Religious Education


At Broad Oak, it is our intention to teach Religious Education in alignment with our core values.


We will work hard to encourage all children to develop positive attitudes towards the beliefs and values of others through self-awareness, respect for others, and open-mindedness.


Our goal is to help all children to grow in their ability to tolerate, respect, and be sensitive to others, especially those who hold beliefs and faiths that are different from their own.


We will support and guide our children to make the right choices, explore ideas and ask relevant questions that will promote inquisitive minds when learning about different religions and the wider world.


We will strive to provide our children with the best opportunity to achieve their potential and develop into independent learners, irrespective of their background, culture, ethnic origin, religion or any other status.


We will take an enthusiastic approach to all learning, encouraging participation and taking pride in accomplishments by offering a Religious Education curriculum that is demanding, motivating and enjoyable.


Everyone is valued and given a voice at Broad Oak, a welcoming, supportive, and caring learning environment. To enable them to succeed, we want to give our children the tools they need to lead secure, happy, and fulfilling lives.


We will work to foster knowledge of various world religions, as well as a better understanding and awareness of other people's beliefs, values, and traditions in other people, societies, communities and cultures. We will motivate our children to think critically about their own thoughts, values and experiences as well as the world around them.




We will provide a RE curriculum that is challenging, inspiring and fun. Pupils will develop knowledge and understand a range of religions and worldviews. All pupils will be given opportunities to ask questions, encouraged to be curious and express their own ideas.

RE plays an important role, along with all other curriculum areas, particularly PSHE and the teaching of British Values, in promoting the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of our pupils.

At Broad Oak, we use the Agreed Manchester Syllabus for KS1 and KS2 and Development Matters for EYFS, as a basis for teaching a broad and balanced RE curriculum for all our pupils.





Pupils will be encouraged to talk about past and present events in their own lives and in the lives of family members. They will develop an understanding that others don’t always enjoy the same things, and are sensitive to this. They will know about similarities and differences between themselves and others, and among families, communities and traditions.


Pupils will develop their knowledge and understanding of religions and world views, recognising their local, national and global contexts. They will use basic subject specific vocabulary. They will raise questions and begin to express their own views in response to the material they learn about and respond to questions about their ideas.


Pupils will extend their knowledge and understanding of religions and world views, recognising their local, national and global contexts. They will be introduced to an extended range of sources and subject specific vocabulary. They will be encouraged to be curious and ask increasingly challenging questions about religion, belief, values and human life. Pupils will learn to express their own ideas in response to the material they engage with, identifying relevant information, selecting examples and giving reasons to support their ideas and views.


Religions to be taught:

All pupils will learn about Christianity in each key stage. In addition, pupils will learn from the principal religions represented in the UK. These are Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism and Judaism. Furthermore, children from families where non-religious worldviews are held (e.g. Humanism) will be studied across all key stages.




Through Religious Education pupils develop their knowledge of world faiths and their understanding and awareness of the beliefs, values and traditions of other individuals, societies, communities and cultures. We encourage our pupils to ask questions about the world and reflect on their own beliefs, values and experiences.

At the end of each term pupils are expected to know, understand and apply skills related to the key question they have been studying. Pupils are assessed using the learning outcomes that are linked to each key question. These assessments are used to determine the pupils understanding and inform teachers planning and further differentiated support for pupils. This data is reviewed on a termly basis by the subject leader who also carries out learning walks, book looks, pupil voice tasks so that action can be taken to further develop the RE curriculum.



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