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Walkeringham Primary School

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Religious Education 


The aim of Religious Education is that pupils will know about and understand a range of religions and worldviews. They will express ideas and insights of their own into the significant human questions which religions address, gaining and deploying the skills needed to study religion. 


Our teaching of Religious Education follows the guidance given in the latest agreed syllabus for Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County Councils. 

The Agreed Syllabus for RE in Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire 2021-2026

Using this Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education, we will enable our pupils to discover more about religion as well as other world views as we assist them to apply their learning to a range of topics. Our pupils are encouraged to express ideas and insights into key questions which face all human beings as we travel through life. They will take part in lessons, and could also receive visitors to school sharing a range of religious viewpoints and undertake their own visits to varied places of worship.

Through these experiences they will gain insights and knowledge to help equip them as responsible citizens, ready to contribute positively to our society and the wider world.

The three-fold aims of RE will ensure that our pupils:

  1. Know and understand a range of religions and world views, which will allow them to recognise the diversity which exists in our city and wider society.
  2. Can express ideas and insights  about the nature, significance and the impact of religions and world views, as they develop their own personal views on a range of issues.
  3. Develop and use skills which will assist them to engage seriously with religions and world views.


By following the Agreed Syllabus, we will also contribute to a whole range of school priorities.  The study of religious and world views will also promote spiritual, cultural, social and moral development, and will support pupils’ understanding of British Values such as acceptance and respect for others who hold different world views.

If you would like to know more about the Agreed Syllabus,  a copy can be made available for you to read in school.

Here are our school progression documents for EYFS pupils up to Year 6 and the planning overview for RE: