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Religious Education and Collective Worship

Religious Education at Riverside Primary School





Riverside Primary School follows the Medway Agreed Syllabus as a basis for developing moral and spiritual awareness. We aim to provide opportunities for children to explore meaning and purpose to life through Christianity and other World religions.





At Riverside Primary School all teacher’s teach RE through a variety of fun and engaging ways. We strive to allow our children to be independent learners and to show respect for others, this includes their religious beliefs so we feel that by teaching a range of faiths through RE our children will be respectful to others, regardless of their beliefs.


Children throughout Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 are taught about Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism. Key festivals, from different faiths and cultures, are celebrated throughout the year as a whole school and in classes. Children are encouraged to think about the similarities and differences between faiths and cultures. We celebrate different faiths and cultures in a cross-curricular way whether through our RE lessons, cookery, topic lessons or assemblies or even whole school theme days. In addition to this a daily act of collective worship takes place either in whole school, year group or class assemblies.


As a school, we follow the Medway Agreed Syllabus from which we ensure the progress and attainment of all children. This framework also ensures that our children receive a rich and varied, progression curriculum.


An Act of Parliment governs Religious Education. Parents can withdraw their children from R.E. or collective worship by writing to the Headteacher.





At Riverside Primary School we ensure that our R.E. curriculum is progressive and allows children to develop their own beliefs. Teacher’s follow a scheme of work which means that children will build upon prior learning. Teacher’s plan to have lively, engaging lessons and through continual assessment they can plan questions that will stretch the children’s understanding and can also identify potential misconceptions or gaps in children’s learning and plan accordingly. We believe that through our teaching of R.E. children will extend their knowledge and understanding of religions and beliefs and begin to offer their own thoughtful and informed insights into religious   and non-religious views of life’s meaning and purpose. The impact upon our children is that they will be able to appreciate the importance of religion in the lives of many people, consider their own beliefs, values and attitudes and grow in understanding of the influence of belief on behaviour, values and attitudes.

Termly Overview for RE at Riverside Primary School

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