Further Documentation:
RE Long Term Planning 

Year 3 Spring RE Knowledge Organiser
Year 4 Spring RE Knowledge Organiser 
Year 5 Spring RE Knowledge Organiser
Year 6 Spring RE Knowledge Organiser

Year 3 Summer RE Knowledge Organiser 
Year 4 Summer RE Knowledge Organiser 
Year 5 Summer RE Knowledge Organiser
Year 6 Summer RE Knowledge Organiser

Aims: The Surrey Syllabus for Religious Education requires that within a non-confessional and multicultural framework, pupils are helped to develop attitudes, knowledge and skills that enable them to:

  • Demonstrate an appreciation of the nature of religion and the important contribution of religious and spiritual insight and values to the individual search for meaning in life.
  • Develop knowledge and understanding of Christianity, and of the other principal religions represented in Great Britain both through their history and their contemporary diverse expressions.
  • Develop interest in and enthusiasm for the study of religion and beliefs and enhance their own spiritual, moral, social and cultural education.
  • Develop the ability to make reasoned, informed and creative responses to religious and moral issues.
  • Recognise the influence of beliefs, values and traditions on the individual, on culture and communities throughout the world.

Alongside these stated aims, Reigate Priory believes that Religious Education should:

  • Demonstrate to children that religions are living faiths operating within their local, national and global community
  • Prepare children for life in modern Britain by developing a respect and sensitivity to people of all faiths and none
  • Support children to develop a confident spiritual and cultural identity of their own

Subject Leader - Mrs J. Dean

Teaching and Learning in RE:

At Reigate Priory, we have adapted the Agreed Surrey Syllabus into a personalised Scheme of Work for our school and context. R.E teaching can be integrated into a topic or taught discretely. We believe the best learning comes from first-hand experience. Therefore R.E is taught using a variety of methods including storytelling, examining photographs and paintings, listening to personal testimonies, the arts, handling artefacts, visits to places of worship (both actual and virtual) and, where possible, visits from believers.

The Attainment Targets for R.E as developed by Surrey SACRE are: AF1 – Thinking About Religion and Belief, AF2 – Enquiring, Investigating and Interpreting and AF3 – Reflecting, Evaluating and Communicating. We use self-assessment for children to reflect upon and monitor their own progress. This enables children to identify what they know and understand and need to learn further in order to make progress. Learning Benchmarking informs teacher assessment and planning as well as end of year reports.

Contribution to SMSC and British Values:

  • Learning how modern believers follow the major World faiths as well as developing an understanding of Humanism.
  • Visits to a Mandir, a synagogue, churches and a Mosque as well as visits from local leaders of faith such as a local vicar and rabbi.
  • Marking of key events such as Harvest, Divali, Christmas, Hannukah, Easter, Ramadan, Holi.
  • Considering moral questions raised by modern life and faith teachings.

At the end of the Key Stage, a Reigate Priory R.E Learner can:

  • Describe, connect and compare the key beliefs and practices of Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism and Buddhism.
  • Describe and suggest meanings for the language and symbols used by religions
  • Apply ideas and reflections about the world religion’s teaching to their own or others’ lives.
  • Suggest answers to the key questions humanity faces such as good and bad behaviours and attitudes towards the environment.
  • Have a respect and tolerance for those of all faiths and none.