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At Hemington Primary School, we teach RE using the Leicestershire Agreed Syllabus. The Leicestershire Agreed Syllabus encourages children to learn about the major world religions.  We ensure that RE will enable children to acknowledge and begin to understand other faiths and world views.  Our curriculum prepares pupils at the school for the opportunities, responsibilities, and experiences of later life. We aim to actively promote our values and the core British values; democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect, and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith. The principal aim of RE is 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. 


As a school, we follow the Leicestershire Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education.

The learning is organised as follows:

EYFS/KS1 – Discovering all faiths

Exploring – Christianity, Islam and Judaism.

KS2 – Connecting – Christianity, Islam, Judaism and Hinduism 

Our Year 5/6 children will also learn about Humanism.

Our RE curriculum explores big questions about life, to find out what people believe and what difference this makes to how they live.  This enables pupils to make sense of religion, reflecting on their own ideas and ways of living. Pupils can develop the understanding and skills needed to appreciate and appraise varied responses to these questions, as well as develop responses of their own. We promote teaching in Religious Education that stresses open enquiry and first-hand experiences wherever possible. Pupils find out about key religious concepts and investigate questions of belonging, meaning, purpose and truth. They are supported while reflecting on these matters and encouraged to respond freely and creatively.

RE is taught in a variety of ways including teacher-led, independent research and class discussion.  Discussions may be recorded informally to show pupils’ responses and contributions. The lesson is not always recorded in writing.

Assemblies are used to reinforce and develop our school values as well as the four British values. Hemington Primary School has close links with the local church St Nicholas, where we celebrate festivals such as Harvest, Easter and Christmas. We also have strong links with the local Reverend, who often visits us in school.


By the end of their time at Hemington, pupils will have the knowledge and understanding of and the ability to respond to, Christianity, other principal world religions, other religious traditions, and world views. Our children will understand and show respect for different religions, beliefs, values, and traditions, through exploring issues within and between faiths. Pupils at Hemington will have well developed skills of enquiry and respond through the use of religious vocabulary, questioning and empathy. Their skills in reflection, expression, application, analysis and evaluation of beliefs, values, and practices, will allow them to communicate their own personal responses. Pupils will have developed their own sense of identity and belonging in the world. Our children will have an enhanced awareness of religions, beliefs, teachings, and practices and be able to reflect, analyse and interpret the viewpoints of others. They will be prepared for life in a multi-cultural global society where they can exist in harmony with others and live life to the full.


The Leciestershire ‘RE Today’ Syllabus focusses on deepening pupil’s knowledge about religions and developing their ‘religious literacy’.  It does this by studying one religion at a time (systematic units) and then including ‘thematic’ units, which build on learning by comparing the religion, beliefs and practices studied. Click on the links below to find out what we are RE we are studying throughout the year and how the children’s knowledge and understanding builds. 

Hemington Primary Long Term Plan RE

Hemington RE Curriculum Aims, Progression and Coverage






A visit to Lockington Church for years 4,5 and 6.