St Michael'sChurch of England Primary School

Sandhurst, Berkshire

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Religious Education (RE)


Religious Education plays a central role in offering the broad and balanced curriculum that will enable pupils to participate fully in life in modern Britain and the wider world. It aims to enable young people to hold informed and balanced conversations about religions and beliefs. It sets out to provide a safe environment where they can explore their own ideas and learn to evaluate the opinions of others.


Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2

Through the study of a wide range of religious and non-religious worldviews, our children are encouraged to answer challenging questions such as “Did Jesus really do miracles?” and investigate the ways in which religious practice and belief informs and influences society.


Each unit taught across Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 has a “Big Question” which has been created to allow children to experience a range of theological, philosophical and social elements. The big questions address syllabus questions and topics. Christianity will be the main religion taught, in accordance with the national guidelines. However, we also cover world religions within our RE curriculum. Judaism will be taught in KS1, and in KS2 there are units on Hinduism, Islam and Sikhism.


Scheme of Work: Oxford Diocese Scheme of work and Understanding Christianity