Wheatfields Primary School

Religious Education

Religious Education is a statutory part of the basic curriculum for all pupils. Wheatfields Primary School’s Religious Education curriculum is in line with The Cambridgeshire Agreed Syllabus 2023-2028.

"The UK has a rich heritage of culture and diversity. Religion and belief for many people forms a crucial part of their culture and identity." Department for Children Schools and Families

During their time at Wheatfields, children will gain and develop their knowledge and understanding of Christianity and other religions and worldviews. This consists of learning about religion but also learning from the various religions represented within the local community and the United Kingdom and how they may influence people within our communities.

"Section 78 (1) of the 2002 Education Act states that all pupils should follow a balanced and broadly based curriculum which ‘promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, social, mental and physical development of pupils and of society, and prepares pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life’. Learning about and from religions and beliefs, through the distinct knowledge, understanding and skills contained in RE within a broad-based curriculum, is essential to achieving these aims." Department for Children Schools and Families

Therefore, the Religious Education curriculum at Wheatfields aims to enable our students to:

  • Learn about the 6 main world religions, although not exclusively as Humanism, philosophy and other ‘non faiths’ are considered in relation to answering ‘life’s big questions’.
  • Learn about the beliefs and practices of others and therefore have an understanding of people in their communities.
  • Have opportunities to respond with their own ideas and beliefs.
  • Learn about diversity, not just between people of different religions and world views but between people of the same religion and world views.
  • Meet visitors from all faiths and beliefs and to learn about their experiences.
  • Visit religious buildings or places of worship, to learn about their purpose and what happens within them

"Religious education provokes challenging questions about the ultimate meaning and purpose of life, beliefs about God, the self and the nature of reality, issues of right and wrong, and what it means to be human. It can develop pupils’ knowledge and understanding of Christianity, of other principal religions, other religious traditions and worldviews that offer answers to questions such as these." Department for Children Schools and Families 

You will find the curriculum progression map for Wheatfields school here:  

Assessment As religious education is a statutory subject, it is assessed in the same way as other statutory subjects; with specific progression targets. These progression targets are split into categories based on what area of learning they relate to.

  • PT 1 - Knowledge and understanding of religion and world views.
  • PT 2 - Responding to religion and world views.

You will find the progression targets here for the end of each year group: