RE Intent

At Ditton Primary Academy School, we believe that Religious Education contributes dynamically to our children’s education and all-round personal development. We believe through the uses of distinctive language and informed conversation, Religious Education develops children' skills of enquiry and response. Religious Education encourages children to reflect on, analyse and evaluate their own beliefs, values and practices and communicate their responses thus promoting mutual respect, tolerance and understanding across different cultures and communities. We recognise the variety of religious and non-religious families from which our pupils come. We welcome and celebrate this diversity, are sensitive to the home background of each child and work to ensure that all pupils feel and are included in our R.E. programme.

Our Religious Education curriculum provokes challenging questions about meaning and purpose in life, beliefs, issues of right and wrong and what it means to be human. The knowledge and understanding pupils acquire of a range of religions and worldviews from EYFS to Year 6, enables our children to develop their ideas, values and identities. 

The teaching and implementation of the R.E. curriculum at Ditton Primary School is based on the Lancashire Agreed Syllabus for RE (2021).

Our curriculum for RE aims to ensure that all pupils:

 1. Know about and understand a range of religions and worldviews, so that they can:

  • describe, explain and analyse beliefs and practices, recognising the diversity which exists within and between communities and amongst individuals;
  • identify, investigate and respond to questions posed, and responses offered by some of the sources of wisdom found in religions and worldviews; and
  • appreciate and appraise the nature, significance and impact of different ways of life and ways of expressing meaning.

2. Express ideas and insights about the nature, significance and impact of religions and worldviews, so that they can:

  • explain reasonably their ideas about how beliefs, practices and forms of expression influence individuals and communities;
  • express with increasing discernment their personal reflections and critical responses to questions and teachings about identity, diversity, meaning and value, including ethical issues; and
  • appreciate and appraise varied dimensions of religion or a worldview.

3. Gain and deploy the skills needed to engage seriously with religions and worldviews, so that they can:

  • find out about and investigate key concepts and questions of belonging, meaning, purpose and truth, responding creatively;
  • enquire into what enables different individuals and communities to live together respectfully for the wellbeing of all; and
  • articulate beliefs, values and commitments clearly in order to explain why they may be important in their own and other people’s lives.


KS1 Year 1 Christianity Why is Jesus special to Christians KS1 Year 1 Exploration Belonging KS1 Year 1 Hinduism What do Hindus believe about God KS1 Year 1 Islam How might beliefs about creation affect the way people treat KS1 Year 2 Christianity Does how we treat the world matter KS1 Year 2 Christianity What unites the Christian community KS1 Year 2 Christianity Why do Christians say Jesus is the light KS1 Year 2 Exploration Nature and God KS1 Year 2 Hinduism How might people express devotion KS1 Year 2 Islam Why do Muslims believe it is important to obey God LKS2 Year 3 Christianity How have some people served God LKS2 Year 3 Christianity What do Christians mean by Holy Spirit LKS2 Year 3 Exploration People of Faith LKS2 Year 3 Hinduism Why is family an important part LKS2 Year 3 Islam Why is the prophet Muhammad pbuh an example LKS2 Year 3 What does it mean to be a desciple of Jesus LKS2 Year 4 Christianity How and why might Christians use the bible LKS2 Year 4 Christianity Is sacrifice an important part of religious life LKS2 Year 4 Christianity What does love thy neighbour mean LKS2 Year 4 Exploration Special Foods LKS2 Year 4 Hindu Dharma What might a Hindu learn through celebrating diwali LKS2 Year 4 Islam Why do Muslims fast during Ramadan UKS2 Year 5 Christianity How do people decide what to believe UKS2 Year 5 Christianity What do we mean by a miracle UKS2 Year 5 Christianity Why is it sometimes difficult to do the right thing UKS2 Year 5 Exploration What matters the most UKS2 Year 5 Hinduism What might Hindus learn from stories Krishna UKS2 Year 5 Islam Why is the Quran so important to Muslims KS1 Year 1 Christianity How might some people show they belong to God KS1 Year 1 Christianity Why do Christians say that God is a Father