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RE Curriculum Intent


At Henry Cavendish, we follow the Lambeth agree SACRE programme of study.

1. Our curriculum will represent, value and celebrate the diverse society in which we live

We seek to develop pupils’ awareness of themselves and others. This helps pupils to gain a clear understanding of the significance of religions and beliefs in the world today and learn about the ways different faith communities relate to each other.

Pupils grow with the knowledge, skills, sensitivity and understanding to develop as confident and productive members of their local multi-faith community and the world.

2. All children will develop into confident, articulate communicators.

Our RE curriculum aims to give pupils the skills and understanding to identify, investigate and respond to a variety of issues. A major objective of the Agreed Lambeth Syllabus is to promote religious understanding, dialogue, discernment and respect whilst challenging prejudice and stereotyping.

3. All children will be challenged.

The lessons have an intention of providing a high quality, coherent and progressive experience of the subject, with scope for cross-curricular learning.

4. The topic and content of our Curriculum will be varied, immersive and engaging.

Our RE lessons are intended to offer a broad and rich RE curriculum to allow for coverage of the areas prescribed; to allow for a variety of ways to explore religions, their community and personal development and wellbeing.  

5. All children will use their creativity.

We want our pupils to be able to think about different people’s points of view and consider how it differs and aligns with their own.

6. All children will become happy, empathetic and confident citizens.

The intent is to make sure that children understand the relevance of RE in today’s modern world and how it affects our lives. Our ambition is for our pupils to develop an understanding and appreciation for the expression of beliefs, cultural practices and influence of religions and worldviews in the local, national and wider global community.


How is RE taught at Henry Cavendish?

We constantly review our curriculum in order for it to be relevant and of interest to the children, providing them with the knowledge and skills they need for the next stages of their lives throughout and after primary school. The progression of knowledge and skills the children need to learn have been carefully sequenced, and the summary of their learning journey in RE is below: