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HadlowPrimary School

Happiness, Progress, Success

Religious Education


At Hadlow Primary School we intend to deliver a curriculum to awaken and inspire an awareness of Religious faiths, cultures and the World Views that shape our World and our daily lives. We intend to help children to understand and appreciate their own beliefs and identity as well as those of other people. We want to enable them to interact with, question, challenge and celebrate the purpose of life, beliefs and experiences in their daily lives. We seek to enable pupils to question what is right and wrong and to develop resilience and skills to question and challenge extreme views.

We want each pupil to be involved and engaged in their learning through a variety of creative and inspiring lessons and visits to support them to develop knowledge and empathy through experiencing situations for themselves. We aim for each child to develop the vocabulary and knowledge that enables them to understand and be fully included in all learning experiences, and to acquire the skills to help them to deepen their understanding and curiosity. We intend that this subject is fully inclusive to enable all children to participate, whilst recognising that their personal experiences from home and their community will be very different. We aim to provide a culture of openness and resilience to encourage all learners to grow in their sense of responsibility and purpose in life.


At Hadlow Primary School we follow the Kent SACRE Agreed Syllabus for RE (2022-2027). Our RE curriculum is multi-faith with a specific focus on Christians, Muslims, Hindus, Jewish people and Non-religious World Views. Pupils will engage in systematic enquiry into significant human questions which religions and world views address, including anti-discrimination and the climate emergency, so that children can develop the understanding and skills needed to consider and question different perspectives.

Learning covers three areas:

· Substantive knowledge about various religious and non-religious traditions; the understanding needed to address questions;

· Disciplinary knowledge (different ‘ways of knowing’) that enables pupils to understand and use some of the methods and techniques associated with studying religious and non-religious traditions; the exploration of questions and the skill to appreciate and appraise responses;

· Personal knowledge that enables pupils to better understand and question their own ideas, assumptions and values; the skills needed to appreciate and develop their own responses.

Pupils will make progress through opportunities to recall and revisit previous learning. There is a specific focus on developing specific vocabulary.


Pupils will be expected to leave Hadlow Primary School reaching at least age-related expectations. By the end of year 6, pupils will have the knowledge and skills needed in order to further their education and take advantage of the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life. They will embrace equality and diversity with the understanding to make a valuable contribution to society. Throughout their learning, pupils will be assessed against lesson objectives through role-play, quizzes, short writing tasks or visual presentations such as mind maps or drawing.

Hadlow Primary School

Hadlow, Tonbridge, Kent, TN11 0EH