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Religious Education

RE at Cloverlea

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The National Curriculum states the legal requirement that: “Every state-funded school must offer a curriculum which is balanced and broadly based, and which: 

  • Promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school and of society, and: 
  • Prepares pupils at the school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.”

 And: “All state schools... must teach religious education to pupils at every key stage...

Cloverlea uses the new RE Syllabus for Manchester, Salford, Stockport, Tameside and Trafford pupils which establishes what shall be taught in RE.



Principal aim: The principal aim of RE is to engage pupils in systematic enquiry into significant human questions which religion and worldviews address, so that 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.  


The curriculum for RE aims to ensure that all pupils: 

1. Know about and understand a range of religions and world views, 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.  

2. 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. 

3. 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 well-being 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.  

Religious Education Curriculum


Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term


Which Stories are Special and why?



Which People are Special and why?

What Places are Special and why?


What Times are Special and why?

Being Special: Where Do We Belong?


What is Special About Our World?

Year 1



Who is a Christian and what do they Believe?





What Makes some Places Special?


How & why do we Celebrate Special & Sacred Times?


Mothering Sunday


Ash Wednesday & Easter

What does it Mean to Belong to a Faith Community?

Year 2

Who is Jewish & What do they Believe?





What can we Learn from Sacred Books?


How & why do we Celebrate Special & Sacred Times?



How should we Care for Others & the World, & why does it Matter?



Year 3

What do Different People Believe about God?

Why do people Pray?




What Does it Mean to be a Christian in Britain Today?

Year 4

Why is Jesus Inspiring to Some People?

Why do some people Think that Life is a Journey?

What Significant Experiences Mark This?


What Can We Learn from Religions About Deciding What is Right & Wrong?

Year 5

Why do Some People Think God Exists?

If God is Everywhere, Why Go to a Place of Worship? (Christians, Muslims, Non-religious)


What Matters Most to Christians & Humanists?

Year 6

What is it Like to be a Muslim in Britain?

Is it Better to Express your Religion in Arts & Architecture or in charity and generosity?


What do Religions say to us When Life Gets Hard?


RE Snapshots
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