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Religious Education

RE Curriculum Statement - Intent, Implementation, Impact

Our School Values are: Agape Courage Thankfulness

Our school motto is: Inquisitive Thinkers; Inspired Learners; Kind Hearts.     


Motivated by the Christian faith and our school values, we want our community to have excellent knowledge and understanding of Christianity and of other world faiths, learning to live peacefully together with love and respect. We want to ask big questions about life, understanding what faith is and how this is lived out making us good citizens of the world for the flourishing of all.


Religious education is a statutory academic subject, which teaches children about the beliefs and practices of the major world religions. It encourages pupils to think for themselves and form their own worldview about what they believe.

KS1 - Minimum of 36 hours in a school year. RE is taught in weekly slots of 1 hour or a block as long as the curriculum is covered fully.

KS2 - Minimum of 45hours in a school year.  RE is taught in weekly slots of 1 hour or a block as long as the curriculum is covered fully.

We follow Understanding Christianity, the Emmanuel project and the Cambridgeshire County Council agreed syllabus. A progression scheme of work ensures coverage of the whole curriculum.

There are resource boxes and books for each world religion to enable hands on learning about world religions. Trips to places of worship and Visitors from different faiths in Cambridge are encouraged to enhance the understanding of the subject.

The curriculum is planned so that by the end of their time with us, the children have gained knowledge and understanding about all of the major world faiths. Each topic is planned with a topic question and vocabulary to be taught. Children are encouraged to interpret what they learn for themselves enabling them to come to their own world view.

Every half term children complete one assessment piece of work which goes in their RE Assessment books which travels through school with them. Other learning is recorded in topic folders and RE portfolios. Assessment is based on knowledge and expression of that knowledge undertaken through teacher assessment.


Cherry Hinton children have an excellent knowledge of the world religions and the beliefs and practises that matter to different people. They understand the importance of living well together with love and respect. They can also articulate the difference living out their values and beliefs has on themselves, their community and the wider world. They are full of hope and ask deep questions. They are participating citizens in advocacy for change.

May 2021