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We believe that all children, from any faith or culture, should feel welcomed into our school community and this is fostered through the learning and exposure to a variety of religions and worldviews.  The teaching of RE is vital for children to understand others beliefs, make connections between their own values and understand the world around them.

Through our R.E curriculum we want our pupils to:

  • To know about and understand a range of religions and worldviews.
  • To respect ideas, religions and worldviews which may differ from their own.
  • To express ideas and insights about nature, significance and impact of religions and worldviews.
  • To gain and deploy the skills needed to engage seriously with religions and worldviews.



How do we deliver R.E at Acre Rigg Academy?

  • All pupils have a bi-weekly RE lesson which lasts for 1 hour.
  • Medium term planning is given to all staff which has been developed by the RE lead in guidance with The PlanBee programmes of study.
  • Medium term planning focuses on 6 half termly topics covering a range of religions in each year group.
  • All year groups access units of work on at least 4 different religions within their current year.
  • Assemblies are planned to cover any additional sessions that discuss important religious festivals that may not be covered in curriculum.
  • The local Reverend also delivers an assembly each half term which is often linked to current world events.


So what?

We firmly believe that a meaningful RE curriculum is the key to children becoming tolerant and well-rounded adults.

  • Extend their knowledge and understanding of religions and beliefs.
  • Extend their ability to use religious vocabulary and interpret religious symbolism in a variety of forms.
  • Deepen their reflection on questions of meaning, offering their own thoughtful and informed insights into religious and non-religious views of life’s meaning and purpose.
  • Explore fundamental questions of beliefs and values in relation to a range of contemporary issues. 

The impact will be achieved by providing pupils with challenging opportunities to:

  •   Appreciate the importance of religion in the lives of many people.
  •   Grow in understanding of the influence of belief on behaviour, values and attitudes.
  •   Consider their own beliefs, values and attitudes.
  •   Consider religious perspectives on contemporary social and moral issues.

Curriculum Coverage


  Autumn Spring Summner
Year 3

What do signs and symbols mean in religion?

How and why do Hindus celebrate Divali?

What do we know about Jesus?

Jewish Celebrations

What is the Bible and why is it important for Christians?

Islamic Rites of Pasage

Year 4

Sikh Rites of Passage

Christmas Journeys

Hindu worship at home and in the mandir

Why is Easter important to Christians?

Buddhist Festivals

Belonging and Identity

Year 5

Where did the Christian Bible come from?

Why is Muhammad important to Muslims?

Jewish Worship and Community

Buddhist Worship and Beliefs

Stories of Christanity

Belief in our Community

Yer 6

Stories of Hinduism

What is a church?

What is the Qur'an and why is it important for Muslims?

How do people express their faith through the arts?

Sikh Worship and Community

What happens when we die?



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