Rochdale Old Road, Bury, Lancashire, BL9 7SD

0161 764 1559

Fairfield Community Primary School

Happiness and High Standards



Our Scheme of Work for RE

To be an expert I need to ... understand the beliefs, practices and places of worship of all the world's major religions.


At Fairfield Community Primary School, we instil a love of learning in all our children.

Our School is a family and as such, we want to ensure that every child has access to the best start in life and develops to their full potential. We strive to ensure that our school is at the heart of the local community, developing strong relationships with our families and with other groups and organisations in our locality. We also recognise the importance of broadening our children’s views and experiences beyond school to the rest of Britain and the wider world.


At Fairfield Community Primary School, we offer an engaging Religious Education (RE) curriculum with the principle aim to engage pupils in systematic enquiry into significant human questions that religion and worldwide views address. This supports the children in helping them to develop the understanding and skills needed to appreciate and appraise varied responses to these questions, as well as develop responses of their own. As with all the subjects within the National Curriculum; RE is planned to ensure that all pupils have a high quality, coherent and progressive experience of each strand within the school syllabus.


From the beginning of EYFS to the end of KS2, our RE curriculum ensures that knowledge and skills will be taught thoroughly and progressively, whilst allowing teachers the flexibility to be creative in their approach and respond to the needs and interests of the children. Clear progression within and across year groups allows children to revisit, recap and build on prior learning helping them to embed skills and knowledge. This allows our children to have the cultural capital and supports their spiritual, moral and social development (SMSC).

Children are taught- 36 hours per year: equivalent 60 minutes per week for Early Years and KS1 and 45 hours per year: equivalent to 75 minutes per week in KS2. 

Whole School Overview for Religious Education

Progression Documents