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Religious Education


Curriculum Intent

At Dorridge Primary, we celebrate diversity. The school is non-denominational. Through RE, children develop an awareness of spiritual and moral issues in life experiences. In lessons their knowledge and understanding of major world religions and values evolves, whilst contemplating how religious beliefs and traditions impact upon daily life. Children are challenged to reflect on their own experiences and to develop a personal response to the fundamental questions of life. Above all, children learn to respect the views of others and appreciate cultural differences. 

Curriculum Implementation  

RE at Dorridge is taught through the Discovery RE scheme of work, which uses an enquiry approach to learning, children are encouraged to learn about religion through exciting and stimulating lessons, fostering an enquiry approach. Discovery RE focuses on critical thinking skills, on personal reflection into the child’s own thoughts and feelings, on growing subject knowledge and nurturing spiritual development. This is supplemented by the agreed syllabus for Religious Education drawn up by the SACRE (Standing Advisory Committee for Religious Education) and the Education Committee of Solihull. 

Online links

The following weblinks can be used by children to support their understanding of different faiths.

 KS1  BBC bitesize

 KS2 – BBC Bitesize

Collective Worship

Each day, each Key Stage meets for a themed assembly led by the Head Teacher or Deputy Head Teachers, members of staff or groups of children. This is an invaluable opportunity to celebrate achievements, reflect on events, listen to and learn from stories and most importantly,  sing together!  As part of our assembly, children are invited to collectively worship or reflect on themes explored through the Jigsaw PSHE Scheme of work. When we are lucky enough to have a child led assembly, the parents of those pupils are invited to join us. Parents are also invited at Harvest time, Christmas and for other important festivals.

Parents have the right to withdraw children from Religious Education. In such circumstances, arrangements for alternative provision will be made after discussion with the Head Teacher


Web icon BBC for Schools for exploring about all religions

Web icon Gurdwara Sahib visit the Gurdwara in Leamington.