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Riverside Federation

Riverside Federation

Religious Education

RE is an important curriculum subject. It is important in its own right and also makes a unique contribution to the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils.

Religion and beliefs inform our values and are reflected in what we say and how we behave. RE is an important subject in itself, developing an individual’s knowledge and understanding of the religions and beliefs which form part of contemporary society. Religious education provokes challenging questions about the ultimate meaning and purpose of life, beliefs about God, the self and the nature of reality, issues of right and wrong, and what it means to be human. It can develop pupils’ knowledge and understanding of Christianity, of other principal religions, other religious traditions and worldviews that offer answers to questions such as these. RE also contributes to pupils’ personal development and well-being and to community cohesion by promoting mutual respect and tolerance in a diverse society. It offers opportunities for personal reflection and spiritual development, deepening the understanding of the significance of religion in the lives of others – individually, communally and cross-culturally.

In our federation, the children follow the Cambridge County Council Agreed Syllabus 2018. They learn about Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Islam, Sikhism, Buddhism and Humanism throughout their years at our school.

Please open the document below to see the curriculum coverage for RE.

September 2021 to July 2022 is Year A in our curriculum plan.