Religious Education (RE)

"Differences were meant not to divide but to enrich." - J.H Oldham

                       Mrs Linarez                        

 Religious Education Subject Lead

Yusuf and Chloe

RE Curriculum Ambassadors

RE at Woodbank...

At Woodbank we believe that Religious Education (RE) makes a significant contribution to pupils’ academic and personal development. It also plays a key role in promoting social cohesion and the virtues of respect and empathy, which are important in our diverse society. We follow the Bury Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education (2021) and this sets out what children must cover from Reception to Year 6 (and beyond). One of the key aims is for children to have a balance of learning about religions and from religions. 

At Woodbank, we attach great importance to the development of our children’s spiritual and moral values. These, together with the development of their social skills, will enable them to build relationships with other children and with adults and to be sensitive to the needs and feelings of others. We also seek to develop and promote children’s cultural awareness by providing a rich variety of activities and experiences as part of their wider curriculum. 

We are recognised within our community for establishing a secure, caring and industrious environment, in which children can achieve their full potential and develop friendships and a sense of belonging. We work hard to ensure that all our children acquire a high level of self-esteem and knowledge of themselves.

Religious education enables children to investigate and reflect on some of the most fundamental questions asked by people. At our school, we develop the children’s knowledge and understanding of the major world faiths, and address fundamental questions concerning, for example, the meaning of life and the existence of a divine spirit. We enable children to develop a sound knowledge not only of Christianity but also of other world religions, especially those that are the main faiths of children within our school and local community. Children reflect on what it means to have a faith and to develop their own spiritual knowledge and understanding. We help the children to learn from religions as well as about religions. 


Curriculum Documents

Subject Overview

RE Progression Map

RE Vocabulary Progression

Gallery of Learning

Learning Links