Curriculum (RE)

At Warwick Bridge School we provide all pupils with the opportunity to look at a number of World Religions including Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Sikhism and Buddhism. These religions will be explored in:

Key Stage 1

Pupils explore Christianity and at least one other principal religion. They learn about different beliefs about God and the world around them. They encounter and respond to a range of stories, artefacts and other religious materials. They learn to recognise that beliefs are expressed in a variety of ways, and begin to use specialist vocabulary. They begin to understand the importance and value of religion and belief, especially for other children and their families. Pupils ask relevant questions and develop a sense of wonder about the world, using their imaginations. They talk about what is important to them and others, valuing themselves, reflecting on their own feelings and experiences and developing a sense of belonging.

Knowledge, skills and understanding

Learning about religion

1. Pupils should be taught to:

-explore a range of religious stories and sacred writings and talk about their meanings
-name and explore a range of celebrations, worship and rituals in religion, noting similarities where appropriate
-identify the importance, for some people, of belonging to a religion and recognise the difference this makes to their lives
-explore how religious beliefs and ideas can be expressed through the arts and communicate their responses
-identify and suggest meanings for religious symbols and begin to use a range of religious words.

Learning from religion

2. Pupils should be taught to:
-reflect on and consider religious and spiritual feelings, experiences and concepts such as worship, wonder, praise, thanks, concern, joy and sadness
-ask and respond imaginatively to puzzling questions, communicating their ideas
-identify what matters to them and others, including those with religious commitments, and communicate their responses
-reflect on how spiritual and moral values relate to their own behaviour
-recognise that religious teachings and ideas make a difference to individuals, families and the local community.


Key Stage 2

Pupils will look at aspects of the above along with:

Pupils have the opportunity to develop appreciation and wonder.

Breadth of study
3. During the key stage, pupils should be taught the knowledge, skills and understanding through the following areas of study:

-Religions and beliefs
-at least one other principal religion
-a religious community with a significant local presence, where appropriate
-a secular world view, where appropriate


-believing: what people believe about God, humanity and the natural world
-story: how and why some stories are sacred and important in religion
-celebrations: how and why celebrations are important in religion
-symbols: how and why symbols express religious meaning
-leaders and teachers: figures who have an influence on others locally, nationally and globally in religion
-belonging: where and how people belong and why belonging is important
-myself: who I am and my uniqueness as a person in a family and community

Experiences and Opportunities

-visiting places of worship and focusing on symbols and feelings
-listening and responding to visitors from local faith communities
-using their senses and having times of quiet reflection
-using art and design, music, dance and drama to develop their creative talents and imagination
-sharing their own beliefs, ideas and values and talking about their feelings and experiences
-beginning to use ICT to explore religions and beliefs as practised in the local and wider community.