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The RE curriculum at Chartham Primary has been designed to provide students with a deep understanding and appreciation of the major world religions, their beliefs, practices and values.

Following the National Curriculum, we aim to ensure that students acquire a sound knowledge and understanding of world religions. Our RE curriculum is informed by Cornerstone Maestro Curriculum, which provides a rich and diverse curriculum that reflects the cultural and religious diversity of our school community. 

Our RE curriculum is planned to be progressive, building on prior learning and experiences, and to encourage students to reflect on their own experiences, thoughts, and feelings. We aim to develop students’ critical thinking and enquiry skills, encouraging them to ask questions and to explore the meaning and significance of religious beliefs, teachings and practices. 

Throughout their time in primary school, students will have opportunities to participate in a range of learning experiences, including visits to places of worship, meetings with visitors from different faith communities and opportunities to engage in practical and creative activities. These experiences will enable students to deepen their understanding of religion and spirituality and to appreciate the richness and diversity of different traditions. 

Our RE curriculum is designed to foster respect for others and to encourage students to engage with people from different cultures, beliefs and backgrounds. We aim to develop students’ understanding of religious diversity, and to challenge stereotypes and promote positive relationships and mutual respect. 




  • RE is taught on six days throughout the year where children explore a ‘big question’ , to progress their knowledge and skills that are stated in the National Curriculum.  
  • Pupils are actively engaged in a range of enrichment opportunities across all topics which will bring the subject to life, including the exploration of religious artefacts and sacred texts. 
  • Across the curriculum, children have the opportunity to visit different places of worship and meet people from different faiths and backgrounds.  
  • During RE days, pupils are encouraged to use imaginative play or drama to express feelings and ideas and respond to images, games, stories, art, music and dance. 
  • Across the year, children are given opportunities to take part in whole school events (multi-faith days, Harvest Festival, school performances) and learn about these through participation in whole school assemblies. 
  • Through learning about different religions, children are given the opportunities to compare these and regularly discuss differing viewpoints sensitively and respectfully.



RE days give an opportunity for assessment, helping teachers to identify whether pupils have met, exceeded, or failed to meet the desired learning intentions for that unit of work. There is an opportunity for recall activities throughout the day and chances for children to apply their knowledge. Teachers are able to address misconceptions and recall information at different points to ensure progress is made. A variety of tasks are set across the year to give children different ways to express what they have learnt including role play, mind maps and creative tasks.  ​​​​​​​

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