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Religion and Worldviews


Religious Education at Queen’s Manor follows the United Learning Primary Religion and Worldviews (R&W) syllabus, where our aim is to provide an enriching RE curriculum which guides our pupils’ spiritual, moral and cultural compass in the community. The children draw on their prior knowledge at every stage in order to build up an in-depth knowledge of the concepts taught.

The purpose is to develop a clear process of enquiry that enhances the children’s skills and ensures progression over time. This enquiry asks the children to relate their learning to their own knowledge and life experiences, where relevant, and addresses their misconceptions about religion and non-religion in the world around them. Children at Queen’s Manor will show respect for different communities and their beliefs, and strong links will exist between home and school, as well as across the community. 

At Queen’s Manor we continually encourage our children to explore and discuss shared and different practices, whilst also reflecting on their individual faith, identity and belonging in the community. Throughout their learning in R.E. lessons, we aim for children to have a secure understanding that we live in a multi-faith society and encourage acceptance and appreciation of such diversity.

Our RE curriculum is designed to engage and enthuse learners.  The United Learning Primary Curriculum builds on the Framework for Excellence and the curriculum is carefully sequenced so that powerful knowledge builds term by term and year by year. We make meaningful connections within subjects and between subjects. Our Worldviews approach provides opportunities for all pupils to see themselves reflected in the curriculum, but also to be taken beyond their own experiences, developing cultural capital for all.

Although Religion & Worldviews currently has no National Curriculum; the United Learning curriculum design takes account of statutory requirements and current research.

In the United Learning Curriculum, we focus on developing our disciplinary skills through the types of conversation, methods and processes required to be scholarly in the studies of Theology, Philosophy and Social Sciences. The Religion & Worldviews curriculum teaches pupils about diversity within and between beliefs, cultures and worldviews and seeks to teach the skills and knowledge to hold respectful and informed conversations about religion and belief; to be religiously literate.


R.E. is taught in a weekly lesson, by each class teacher. United Learning Primary Curriculum: Religion and Worldviews is the scheme used to support the teaching of R.E in both KS1 and KS2. Work is recorded in R.E. books and is evidenced using a variety of outcomes as suggested by the agreed syllabus.

The teaching of Religion and Worldviews enables pupils to explore their own beliefs (whether they are religious or not), ideas, feelings, experiences and values in the light of what they learn. It encourages empathy and respect, enables pupils to develop their own sense of identity and belonging, as well as promotes respect for the right of others to hold different beliefs, values and ideas.

It is planned and sequenced to develop deep, lasting learning and builds upon prior knowledge, which our children can use today, tomorrow and for the rest of their lives.

During each Key Stage, pupils are taught knowledge, skills and understanding through learning about Christianity and other faiths in greater depth, ensuring complete coverage by the end of Year 6. Coverage consists of:

Year 1 – Christianity and Judaism

Year 2 – Christianity and Hinduism

Year 3 – Christianity, Islam and Humanism

Year 4 – Christianity, Humanism, Islam 

Year 5 – Christianity, Hinduism and Buddhism

Year 6 – Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Sikhism and Humanism

Each unit of work identifies prior learning and shows how this is built upon.

Links with our local church, St Etheldreda’s and visits to a variety of places of worship provide a variety of first-hand experiences for our children, to spark their interest and relate new learning to their own experience. Each unit clearly sets out the knowledge that should be taught and reviewed in the sequence of lessons.

The United Learning R&W Curriculum has been very carefully sequenced to ensure coverage and appropriate progression through substantive and disciplinary knowledge and reflects up to date research and pedagogy.

Children at Queen’s Manor also focus on individual values and skills, which we discuss and celebrate throughout the year such as; World Religion Day, International Day, Christmas and Eid celebrations.


At Queen’s Manor Primary School, we seek to ensure that all pupils in our school are educated to develop in a way that enables them to better understand themselves and others and to cope with the opportunities, challenges and responsibilities of living in a rapidly changing, multicultural world. Regular lessons and celebrations of religious and non-religious festivals and events, implemented alongside weekly R.E. lessons, will help to celebrate the diversity of the wider community at Queen’s Manor, including the beliefs, traditions, culture, language and history.

Our RE curriculum is high quality, well thought out and is planned to demonstrate progression. The children make progress by knowing more, remembering more and being able to do more. They need to transfer and embed key concepts into their long-term memory and apply them fluently.

We measure the impact of our curriculum in the following ways:

  • Assessing children’s understanding of each unit’s linked vocabulary before and after the unit is taught.
  • Interviewing the pupils about their learning (pupil voice).
  • Pupil’s books are scrutinised, observing images and work evidence of the children’s learning. Children demonstrate a positive attitude towards people of any religion and show an understanding of cultural beliefs different to their own.
  • They demonstrate respectful behaviour to all and this is transferable outside of school in the wider community and beyond.

We believe that RE is an essential area of study which will see an outcome ensuring that Queen’s Manor children are well prepared for life in a world where there are a multitude of viewpoints. 


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