Religious Education

“Rivers, ponds, lakes and streams. They have different names but all contain water. Religions have different names but all contain truth” –  Muhammad Ali
At Vicarage Primary School, pupils and staff are linked to many parts of the world and come from a wide range of faith groups.  We wish to celebrate this diversity and offer a welcoming and inclusive environment, for all of our pupils and families. We believe that Religious Education (R.E.) provides an opportunity to celebrate and foster awareness of these differences at the school and in the wider world.
As a theologian..
Pupils will develop the skills to; 
  • Recall and name different beliefs and practices, including festivals, forms of worship, rituals and ways of life, in order to find out about the meanings behind them.
  • Retell and explore the meanings of some religious and moral stories, explore and discuss sacred writings and sources of wisdom, and recognise the traditions behind them.
  • Recognise some of the symbols and actions that express a religious community’s way of life, looking at similarities between them.
  • Ask and respond to questions about what individuals and communities do, and why, so they can identify what it means to be a part of a community.
  • Observe and recount different ways of expressing identity and belonging.
  • Notice and respond to some of the similarities between different religions and worldviews.
  • Explore questions about belonging, meaning and truth so that they can express their own opinions and ideas in response, using words, music, art or poetry.
  • Find out about and respond to examples of cooperation between people who are different.
  • Find out about questions of right and wrong and begin to develop and express their own opinions.
Aspirations for the future
Pupils develop an understanding of how subjects and specific skills are linked to future jobs.
Here are some of the jobs you could aspire to do in the future.
● Teacher
● Higher education lecturer
● Chaplain
● Charity fundraiser
● Counsellor/ therapist
● Psychologist
● Archivist.
● Civil Service administrator.
● Community development worker.
● International aid/development worker.
● Mediator
Curriculum Documents: 
RE Intent, Implementation and Impact Statement 
RE Curriculum Map
RE Progression Overview 




Useful Websites

Below you will find a range of websites that you might find useful.

Newham’s Locally Agreed R.E Syllabus

National Association of Standing Advisory Councils on Religious Education


RE Online

Primary Information on the 5 Major Religions