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Religious Education at Lydgate

In RE children discover, explore and consider different answers to thought provoking questions, in local, national and global contexts. Through learning about different religions and other world views, they learn to appraise the value of wisdom from different sources, to develop and express their insights in response, and to agree or disagree respectfully. This process should develop an aptitude for dialogue in our children so that they can participate positively in society with a good understanding of life from religious and other world views.


The aims of RE in our school reflect the three aims of the syllabus for pupils:

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


In our Early Years Setting, teaching and learning is focused around understanding the world alongside the people, cultures and communities within it. The children will be taught about the main festivals that various religions celebrate, looking at some of the similarities and differences between them. This will be delivered through discussion, visiting speakers and enhanced provision activities. As the teaching of RE progresses into Key Stage 1, the children will be learning more about Christianity, Islam, and non-religious approaches to life. At Key Stage 2, teaching and learning is extended to include Judaism and Sikhism.


RE has a key part in our curriculum. It also makes an important contribution to pupils’ wider development, wellbeing and understanding.

We follow the Kirklees RE Agreed Syllabus which can be found here.


RE Cycle 1RE Cycle 2

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Key Stage 1

Lower Key Stage 2

Upper Key Stage 2

Skills Progression KS1+2
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