At Shawclough Primary School it is our intent to make learning meaningful and memorable. Our R.E. curriculum allows children to discover and gain an insight into religions within the world that we live. We see the teaching of R.E. as vital for children to understand others beliefs and make connections between their own values. It is our role to ensure pupils are being inquisitive by asking questions about the world around them by allowing pupils to gain high quality experiences. Therefore Religious Education makes a major contribution to children’s intellectual, social and emotional development.

The Rochdale Agreed Syllabus is taught from Early Years Foundation Stage to Year 6 and gives an insight into the following four major world religions.

  • Christianity

  • Islam

  • Judaism

  • Hinduism

Children develop their knowledge of each of these religions through the following strands.

  • Expressing – Religious and spiritual forms of expression; questions about identity and diversity.

  • Believing  – Religious beliefs, teachings, source; questions about meaning, purpose and truth

  • Living -  How religions can influence our own life, looking for similarities and differences, to have an appreciation of all faiths