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RE - Religious Education

  Religious Education at Five Lanes! 

Intent Statement


Five Lanes Primary School is inclusive of staff and pupils who originate from many different nationalities, cultures and faith groups. As a school we aim to celebrate this diversity and offer a welcoming, supportive and caring environment for all our pupils; including new arrivals and non-native English speakers.


We believe that Religious Education provides an opportunity to celebrate and foster awareness of these differences within our school community and the wider world. It is a subject that enables us to celebrate diversity and challenge stereotypes.


Religious Education has a significant role for the development of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. It promotes respect and open-mindedness towards others with different faiths and beliefs and encourages pupils to develop their sense of identity and belonging through self-awareness and reflection. Children learn R.E through first hand experiences in real life settings, in the wider community and within the school setting. 


The principle aim of RE is to engage pupils in an enquiry approach where they can develop an understanding and appreciation for the expression of beliefs, cultural practices and influence of principle religions and worldviews in the local, national and wider global community.


Religious Education


The curriculum for Religious Education is based on the Leeds Agreed Syllabus. The syllabus has three aims for pupils:

  • Investigate the beliefs and practices of religions and other world views
  • Investigate how religions and other world views address questions of meaning, purpose and value
  • Investigate how religions and other world views influence morality, identity and diversity

In Early Years learning is based around Christianity.


In Key Stage 1 learning is based around Christianity and Islam.


In Key Stage 2 learning is extended to include Judaism and Sikhism.


Across all years, children also learn about other world faiths and non-religious approaches. Learning may also be influenced by religions represented in school. As part of enriching pupils’ experiences, we visit places of worship, look at artefacts and have visits from people of different faiths. Each year group celebrates key festivals from Christianity as well as other faiths.

Parents have a statutory right to withdraw a child from Religious Education. We work hard to ensure that any reservations or doubts may be accommodated to avoid withdrawal, although recognise that a parent has this right, if reservations cannot be resolved.