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Four Swannes Primary School

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Four Swannes Primary School

Investors in Children


Religious Education

Religious Education

At Four Swannes Primary School we begin RE at the Early Years Foundation stage and children progress as they travel through the school.  Following government guidelines, we follow the Hertfordshire Agreed Syllabus for RE 2017 – 2022 and all statutory expected learning outcomes are found in this document.


Purpose of Study

A high quality education in RE will teach pupils to know key concepts from six key religions as well as other world views.  This will help them to understand their classmates background and beliefs and will enable them to engage in society as a whole.  They will learn to understand, develop communication and express their own thoughts using key language.



The overarching aim for RE is to promote high standards of theological and religious literacy.

  • Children will understand key concepts from different religions – having a grasp of how that religion practices their beliefs and their views on God.
  • Children will be able to communicate using key vocabulary
  • Children will be able to express their own thoughts on religion and world views

School Curriculum

RE at Four Swannes is a spiral curriculum with children revisiting key concepts and gaining deeper knowledge and understanding.

We cover six main religions represented in our local area.

  • Christianity
  • Judaism
  • Islam
  • Hinduism
  • Sikhism
  • Buddhism

With Upper KS2 children we also look at non religious world views.


We cover key themes

  • Symbols and actions
  • Justice and fairness
  • Beliefs and practices
  • Sources of wisdom
  • Prayer, worship and reflection
  • Ultimate questions
  • Human responsibility and values

These themes are revisited throughout the key stages.

Attainment Targets:

At the end of each key stage, children are expected to know, apply and understand the skills relevant to each programme of study.

RE long term planning

National Curriculum guidance