Tansley Primary School

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Religious Education

Religious Education in School


The broad aim of religious education at Tansley is to explore big questions about life, to enable to find out what people believe and what difference this makes to how we live. This enables pupils to make sense of religion and worldviews by reflecting on their own ideas and ways of living.



Our lessons are based on the Derbyshire and Derby RE Agreed Syllabus to offer a broad range of study for children studying RE. The syllabus is set out to show progression of knowledge and skills.


During each Key Stage pupils are taught knowledge, skills and understanding through learning about Christians, Muslims, Hindus, Jewish and Humanist people through three key questions: Believing, Expressing and Living.


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


Teaching: RE is taught in a block unit within a half term to allow suitable links to be made to specific religious festivals taking place. This will be achieved through weekly lessons, RE weeks and days.


Resources: Children gain a deeper understanding of the religion studied through the use of high quality resources/artefacts.



The children at Tansley Primary School enjoy learning lots about other religions and why people choose, or choose not to follow a religion. Through their R.E. learning, the children are able to make links between their own lives and those of others in their community and in the wider world. R.E. acts as a hub, therefore, between social aspects of learning, science and geography. Through R.E. our children are developing an understanding of other people’s cultures and ways of life, which they are then able to communicate to the wider community. R.E. offers our children the means by which to understand how other people choose to live and to understand why they choose to live in that way. As such, R.E. is invaluable in an ever changing and shrinking world.

Oaks Class Nativity Stories

RE displays in School and Church