Religion and Worldviews

Our Intent Statement for Religion and Worldviews:

"To engage pupils in systematic enquiry into significant human questions which religion and world views address, so that they can develop the understanding and skills needed to appreciate and appraise varied responses to these questions as well as develop responses of their own. "

Mrs Day, RE Lead

Curriculum Design, Sequencing and Progression

At SJA we follow the Kent Agreed Syllabus 2022, supported by the learning sequencing from RE Today. The curriculum map has been designed to build upon children’s prior learning and promotes a fundamental understanding of a broad range of religions to be developed in each key stage. 

The curriculum is structured to ensure that there is good coverage of skills, attitudes and of religious and non-religious world views. There are two main focus ideas which are Thinking about Religion and Belief and Enquiring, Investigating and Interpreting. 

Within Enquiring, Investigating and Interpreting, children learn about 5 key themes:  Practices and Lifestyles (What people do); Expression and Language (How people express themselves); Identity and Expression (Making sense of who we are); Meaning and purpose (Making sense of life); Value and Commitments (Making sense of right and wrong). The children’s knowledge and skills are built on each year, with breadth and balance.

Religion and Worldviews Progression of Knowledge & Skills

SJA Progression Document Master - RE

Curriculum Overview

St James the Great Academy - Curriculum Overview - RE 2023 update

How Religion and Worldviews is taught at St James the Great Academy

In the Early Years, children learn about different faiths through celebrations and festivals with the aim of developing knowledge of other faiths and beliefs, in order to help respect and understand them.

For Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, Religion and World views is taught weekly and our curriculum reinforces a message of tolerance and respect for others no matter their ethnicity, beliefs, gender or disability. During these lessons, children are provided a platform to confidently share their own ideas and experiences and listen respectfully to the views and beliefs of their peers. 

Through these lessons we provide awareness of various faiths and walks of life in our local, national and international community. In EYFS the children's learning and progress is recorded on Tapestry, while in Key Stage 1 the learning is presented in the form of Floor Books.  In Key Stage 2 the learning and progress is recorded in an electronic RE workbook via Google Classroom. 

Subject Policy - RE - 2023 update

Our curriculum in action...



Digital Workbooks