At Hackleton CEVA Primary School, our Religious Education (RE) curriculum is designed to support our pupils in developing a deep understanding and appreciation of Christianity and other main religious faiths, including Judaism, Hinduism, Sikhism, and Islam. RE is a vital part of our curriculum as it equips our pupils with the knowledge, skills, and values necessary to respect and understand different beliefs and cultures, fostering tolerance and empathy. Our school is part of The Diocese of Peterborough and therefore we follow ‘The Diocese of Peterborough Syllabus for Religious Education 2019-2024’. The curriculum sets out a clear model for teaching and learning in RE.

  • The aims of R.E. in the Diocese of Peterborough Syllabus for Religious Education are for pupils to:

    • Know about and understand Christianity as a diverse global living faith through the exploration of core beliefs, using an approach that critically engages with biblical text;
    • Gain knowledge and understanding of a range of religions and worldviews, appreciating diversity, continuity and change within the religions and worldviews being studied;
    • Engage with challenging questions of meaning and purpose raised by human existence and experience;
    • Recognise the concept of religion and its continuing influence on Britain’s cultural heritage and in the lives of individuals and societies in different times, cultures and places;
    • Explore their own religious, spiritual and philosophical ways of living, believing and thinking.
  • R.E. provides opportunities for pupils to:

    • Develop their knowledge and understanding of and their ability to respond to Christianity and the other principal religions represented in Great Britain; especially those represented in the diverse and active faith communities in Northamptonshire.
    • Develop their knowledge and understanding of and their ability to respond to non-religious world views.
    • Explore issues within and between faiths to help them understand and respect different religions, beliefs, values and traditions (including ethical life stories), and understand the influence of these individuals, societies, communities and cultures;
    • Consider questions of meaning and purpose in life;
    • Learn about religious and ethical teaching, enabling them to make reasoned and informed judgements on religious and moral issues;
    • Accept, respect and celebrate diversity in society by encountering faiths and beliefs which they might not otherwise have opportunity to explore;
    • Develop their sense of identity and belonging, preparing them for life as citizens in a plural society;
    • Develop enquiry and response skills through the use of distinctive language, listening and empathy;
    • Reflect on, analyse and evaluate their beliefs, values and practices and communicate their responses.