Religious Education


Religious Education


At our schools, we are committed to providing an effective, distinctive, inclusive and exciting Religious Education that is taught in accordance with the Norfolk Agreed syllabus and the Church of England Statement of Entitlement for RE (2019). We meet the needs of all learners, providing a safe environment in which they can develop their sense of identity and belonging through awareness and reflection.


Through enquiry-led sessions, our RE education explores the 3 disciplines of theology, philosophy and social human sciences inevitably progressing pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. 

The use of high quality resources such as Understanding Christianity provide children with the core knowledge in key Christian concepts and children will understand Christianity as a living faith that influences the lives of people worldwide and as the religion that has most shaped British culture and heritage. Children will look at global Christianity and different denomination of Christianity, understanding what it means to be Anglican.

RE enables pupils to appreciate and explore their own and others beliefs, as well as their impact on society. It helps them to develop a clear understanding of the significance of religion in their own area as well as the world around them. Children are given the confidence and skills to question, debate and discuss varying view points within a philosophical statement.


RE teaching provides our children with religious literacy, enabling every child to hold a balanced and well-informed conversation about religion and belief. All children will leave school with an understanding of Christianity and of other Global religions as well as non-religious views. Every child will visit a synagogue in KS1 and a mosque in KS2 and be able to articulate similarities and differences between religions and beliefs.


In accordance with the Education Acts 1996 and 2002 and DfE ‘Religious Education in English Schools: Non-Statutory Guidance 2010’, parents have the right to wholly or partly withdraw their child from Religious Education at school. We encourage parents to discuss any concerns with the Class teacher or Headteacher.

Tacolneston and Morley CE VA Primary Schools Federation

Elizabeth Cooper 2019

Tacolneston and Morley Federation RE Long Term Plan

Our vision for RE

RE Curriculum Vision

RE curriculum statement

Age Related Expectations for RE Teaching and Learning

RE Progression Grid


EYFS – How do people celebrate

EYFS – What questions do we need to ask about the stories we hear

EYFS – Why do Christians have a cross

EYFS – Why do we perform a nativity play.docx

EYFS – Why is the word God important


KS1 – How do festivals bring people together

KS1 – What difference does prayer make to the lives of Christians and Muslims

KS1 – What do Christians believe God is like

KS1 – What do my senses tell me about the world of religion and belief

KS1 – What does it mean to belong to the Jewish Community

KS1 – What is right and what is wrong

KS1 – What is the meaning of the story of Moses

KS1 – Where did the universe come from

KS1 – Why does Christmas matter to Christians

KS1 – Why does Easter matter to Christians


KS2 – Names of God