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At Lons Infant School, Religious Education provides children with the knowledge and understanding of major world religions and worldviews as well as opportunities to consider their own personal worldview. The principle aim of Religious Education in our school is to help children to acquire and develop knowledge and understanding of Christianity and the other principal religions represented in Great Britain; to appreciate the way that religious beliefs shape life and behaviour, develop the ability to make reasoned and informed judgements about religious and moral issues. It also offers opportunities for personal reflection and children's spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.

It plays an important role, along with all other curriculum areas, particularly PSHE, in promoting social awareness and understanding in our children. We encourage our children to ask questions about the world and to reflect on their own beliefs, ideas, feelings, values and experiences. We include and promote British values, ensuring that children are aware of their rights and responsibilities as UK citizens.


The curriculum for Religious Education aims to ensure that all pupils:

  •  are able to investigate the beliefs and practices of religions and other world views
  •  are able to investigate how religions and other world views address questions of meaning, purpose and value
  •  are able to investigate how religions and other world views influence morality, identity and diversity

(Derbyshire Agreed Syllabus 2020 pg 7)



The teaching of Religious Education begins in the Early Years Foundation Stage as the children begin to encounter religions and other world views through learning about special people, books, times, places and objects.


As the children move into Key Stage 1, they will build on their earlier work using the Derbyshire Agreed Syllabus 2020 as the guidelines for teaching and learning.  Teaching and learning will focus around Christian, Muslim and Jewish religions, alongside understanding of non-religious approaches to life.  Aspects of other faiths will be included as appropriate, such as teaching about specific faiths or rituals. Stories, plays and poems from the bible and other religious and moral sources will be shared with the children. Religious Education offers a stimulus for the development of oracy, writing, story, art, design technology and drama, and for the development of thinking and reasoning skills. Whenever possible, teachers will use first-hand experience, visits, visitors, artefacts, and the local and wider environment to engage children’s interest and imagination. Through their understanding of the different faiths and beliefs children will be encouraged to develop their feelings, empathy and understanding for others. Through their understanding of world religions, children will develop an understanding of the British society in which they live. Children will learn about rights and responsibilities, moral, spiritual, social and environmental issues.


There are no presumptions made as to the religious backgrounds and beliefs and values of the children and the staff. We value the religious background of all members of the school community and hope that this will encourage individuals to share their own experiences with others freely. All religions and their communities are treated with respect and sensitivity and we value the links, which are, and can be made between home, school, and a faith community. We are extremely lucky that members of Valley Cids, regularly visit our school to carry out assemblies based around stories from the bible.



By the time children leave Lons Infant School they will:

  • value diversity and develop respect and tolerance for other faiths and beliefs
  • enjoy Religious Education and appreciate its importance
  • have a knowledge and understanding of the key concepts and worldviews studied which will provide a secure base for learning in KS2 and beyond
  • be able to describe how religious beliefs are expressed in diverse ways
  • will have the opportunity to reflect on their own thoughts, feelings and beliefs.

Our RE Learning Overview



Being Special: Where do we belong?


Which times are special and why?

Which people are special and why?

What is special about our world?

Which stories are special and why?

Which places are special and why?

Year 1

Who is a Christian and what do they believe?


How and why do we celebrate special and sacred times?

What makes some places sacred?

What does it mean to belong to a faith community?

Year 2

Who is a Muslim and what do they believe?


Who is Jewish and what do they believe?

How should we care for others and the world and why does it matter?


What can we learn from sacred books?