Illogan School Religious Education Curriculum

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‘Differences were meant not to divide but to enrich’ – J. H Oldham

At Illogan school, we are committed to making sense of belief through studying key religious and non-religious belief systems. We are curious about the impact that people’s beliefs have on their lives and the lives of those around them. We are passionate about children making connections between different religions and discovering their own thoughts, values and beliefs . RE at Illogan is about developing children into responsible young people and adults who value diversity and celebrate inclusion. We seek to create opportunities for children to explore religion in our local community.

We aim to:

  • Ensure pupils know about core religious beliefs of the key faiths we study.
  • Support pupils to confidently recall the sacred texts, symbols and festivals of the religions we learn about.
  • Provide children with opportunities to enhance their understanding and use of religious vocabulary.
  • Support children to know that there are aspects of religions that all people of a certain faith believe, and aspects of religions that some people of faith believe.
  • Provide children with opportunities to see and hear the stories of real people of faith.
  • Encourage children to explore the impact of faith in religious people’s lives.
  • Create opportunities for children to consider their own thoughts and opinions about different religions and where their beliefs lie.
  • Enhance children’s cultural capital.
  • Broaden children’s thinking, providing them with the opportunities to ask big questions about life, in a safe and stimulating.
  • Support pupils to build an understanding of traditions within the British culture, considering how this impacts people of all faiths or none.

How we teach RE at Illogan.

RE is taught in accordance with the guidance set out in the Cornwall Agreed Syllabus 2020-2025

RE is taught weekly as a discrete subject with links made to other areas of learning as appropriate and is enhanced by our collective worship programme.

Teaching strategies are fully inclusive for all pupils. Learning is sequenced in a way that allows children to build knowledge and understanding, and recap learning regularly.

Our curriculum drivers underpin all learning in RE:

What children at Illogan have to say about learning RE:

“RE is one of my favourite subjects because at the moment we are learning about Christians and I like reading my bible at home.”  – Year 3 child.

“You learn about different religions and what different people do in their lives. I like learning about Hinduism.” – Year 4 child.

“RE helps me to share my feelings.” – Year 6 child

Please see the link below for an overview of our Religious Education curriculum across the school.

RE Curriculum Overview

RE – Learning Overview

RE Progression of learning outcomes


Useful links:

BBC Bitesize RE KS1:

BBC Bitesize RE KS2:uism.”








Parents have the right to withdraw their children from Religious Education if they choose.