Hollingworth Primary School | Religious Education
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Religious Education

RE Curriculum Intent.


The principal intent of RE is to engage pupils in systemic 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.

All pupils will know about and understand a range of religions and worldviews, so they can:

  • describe, explain and analyse beliefs and practices, recognising the diversity which exists within and between communities and individuals.
  • identify, investigate and respond to questions posed, and responses offered from sources in religions and worldviews
  • appreciate and appraise the nature, significance and impact of different ways of life and ways of expressing meaning.

All pupils will express ideas and insights about 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 teaching about identity, diversity, meaning and value, including ethical issues
  • appreciate and appraise varied dimensions of religion.


All pupils will gain and use the skills needed to engage seriously with religions and world views, 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 wellbeing 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.


RE Curriculum Implementation

We use the Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education for Tameside, following the programmes of study ‘Believing, Expressing and Living’.

All pupils learn from Christianity in each key stage and in addition pupils will learn from the principal religions represented in the UK:

  • Islam
  • Hinduism
  • Sikhism
  • Buddhism
  • Judaism

Children from families where non-religious worldviews are held are represented in our classrooms and can also be included as a focus for study.


RE Curriculum Impact

Our RE curriculum is high quality, well thought out and is planned to demonstrate progression.


The children make progress by knowing more, remembering more and being able to do more. They need to transfer and embed key concepts into their long-term memory and apply them fluently.


Children will make at least good progress from their last point of assessment.


We measure the impact of our curriculum in the following ways:


  • Children demonstrate a positive attitude towards people of any religion and show an understanding of cultural beliefs different to their own.
  • They demonstrate respectful behaviour to all and this is transferable outside of school in the wider community and beyond.
  • Assessing children’s understanding of each unit’s linked vocabulary before and after the unit is taught.
  • Images and videos of the children’s learning.
  • Interviewing the pupils about their learning (pupil voice).
  • Pupil’s books are scrutinised and there is the opportunity for a dialogue between teachers to understand their class’s work.
  • Marking of written work in books.
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