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Religious Education Subject Statement


It is our intent for the Religious Education element of our school curriculum to engage, inspire, challenge and encourage pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to answer challenging questions, explore different religious beliefs, values and traditions and develop a rigorous understanding of the numerous religious traditions, beliefs and practices that are followed in our multi-cultural society.  We want them to know how religious education promotes discernment and enables pupils to combat prejudice, preparing them for adult life, employment and life-long learning.


At Rushbrook, we select and use parts of the Manchester- Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education 20-22 and the ‘Plan Bee’ scheme of work to inform our long and short term planning.  As a school, we consider the pupils we serve so they learn from the principal religions represented in the UK and in our local community. Children learn about the faiths Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Sikhism, Buddhism and Hinduism, alongside learning about shared world views, beliefs and values, starting from Reception up to Key Stage 2. Pupils encounter these faiths as part of their growing sense of self, their own community and their place within it. In EYFS RE is taught through continuous provision indoors and outdoors using our planned curriculum. We follow guidance from the Department for Education under the new EYFS Statutory Framework, Development Matters (2021).

At Rushbrook, we have daily assemblies, which includes a celebration assembly on a Friday morning. Our assembly themes throughout the year are linked to aspects of the PSHE and RE curriculum. We celebrate themed days this allows us to draw in different traditions and cultures that represents the diversity of our school and community.

We measure the impact of our curriculum through the following methods:

  • A reflection on standards achieved against the planned outcomes
  • Pop quizzes throughout and at the end of topics
  • Pupil discussions about their learning

Experiences and enrichment opportunities:

  • handling artefacts
  • exploring scared texts
  • using imaginative play or drama to express feelings and ideas
  • responding to images, games, stories, art, music and dance
  • meeting visitors from local religious communities
  • making visits to religious places of worship where possible, and where not, making use of videos and the internet
  • taking part in whole school events- (multi-faith days, school performances)
  • participating in moments of quiet reflection
  • using ICT to further explore religion and belief globally
  • comparing religions and worldviews through discussion
  • debating and communicating religious belief, worldviews and philosophical ideas and answering and asking ultimate questions posed by these


The children at Rushbrook Primary Academy learn about other religions and why people choose or choose not to follow a religion. Through their R.E. learning, the children make links between their own lives and those of others in their community and in the wider world, whilst developing an understanding of other people’s cultures and ways of life. As such, R.E. is invaluable in an ever changing and shrinking world.

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Rushbrook Primary Academy
101 Shillingford Road
Gorton, Manchester M18 7TN