Religious Education

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Religious Education

Aims of the Religious Education Curriculum

Our Religious Education curriculum aims to give children an engaging introduction to learning about the 5 major religions. These religions are Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Sikhism and Judaism.

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We encourage our pupils to engage with big questions about the meaning and significance of life and encourage them to ask thoughtful questions. 

Importance of R.E

Lakeside Primary is a very multi-cultural school. We celebrate this and actively encourage children to share their experiences of their religions. Religious Education encourages pupils to learn from different religions, beliefs, values and traditions while exploring their own beliefs. It challenges pupils to reflect on, consider, analyse, interpret and evaluate issues of truth, beliefs, faith and ethics and to communicate their responses.

Discovery RE 

We follow the Discovery RE scheme of work for RE. This is an enquiry approach that makes RE exciting and engaging. Lakeside Primary Acedemy is a multi-cultural school. We celebrate this and actively encourage children to share their experiences of their religions. You can find out more about this on or contact the office to speak to Mrs Austwick, RE coordinator. 


Enquiry Based Approach

Through the RE curriculum we encourage children to:

  • Feedback opinions
  • Generate own questions
  • Explain their own point of view
  • Justify/Give reasons
  • Compromise
  • Disagree respectfully (understanding that others have a different point of view)
  • Remember that their own idea is important, whether it is the same as others or not

R.E Throughout School

As a school we celebrate Harvest, Christmas and Easter together. The children are given opportunity throughout both key stages to visit places of worship, and also have Father Stokoe and Linda Gardiner from local churches to come in and deliver assemblies. Linda Gardiner and her team from the Salvation Army also deliver Christmas and Easter Journey sessions for children to deepen their understanding of these stories.

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Examples of work in R.E

A wide range of work is produced from our R.E lessons. This can involve class discussions, visits to places of worship and visitors in to school, assemblies written work and also craft, for example making a diva lamp used to celebate Diwali. Here are some examples:

Foundation Stage 

Children in Foundation Stage are encouraged talk about past and present events in their own lives and in the lives of their family members. They know that other children don't always enjoy the same things, and are sensitive to this. They are encouraged to discuss similarities and differences between themselves and others, and among families, communities and traditions. Children are immersed in multi-cultural stories such as Rama and Sita, the Easter Story and the Christmas Story. There are multi-cultural clothes in the home corner for children to explore in free play. Children are encouraged to discuss their own faith and understand that it might not be the same as others. 

Foundation Stage are regularly visited by Fr. Stokoe and Linda Gardner and have had the opportunity to watch a puppet show performed by the local Salvation Army.


Year 1 and 2

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 Year 3 and 4

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Year 5 and 6

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