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Miss Key is our RE subject leader

What is RE?


RE stands for Religious Education.


A religion is a set of beliefs and practices that are followed by a large number of people.

"The principal aim of RE is to engage pupils in systematic enquiry into significant human questions which religion and worldviews address, so that they can develop the understanding and skills needed to appreciate and appraise varied responses to these questions, as well as develop responses of their own".

At Shirland Primary School, we follow the 'Derbyshire and Derby City Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education 2020-2025' from Reception to Year Six. It is split into 3 key strands: Believing, Expressing and Living. The scheme also supports the 'Understanding the World - People, Culture and Community' section of the Early Learning Goals. Religious Education is taught in weekly blocks, right from EYFS. This enables children to gain a more in depth understanding of this subject and helps them to build upon their skills needed to engage with different religions and worldviews.  


The 3 key strands explained:


Believing - To know about and understand a range of religions and worldviews.


Expressing - To express ideas and insights about the nature, significance and impact of religions and worldviews.


Living - To gain and deploy the skills needed to engage seriously with religions and worldviews.

How do we support children with SEND in RE?

Y3 and Y4 trip to Derby Open centre - 4th December 2023