Religious Education

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Religious Education at the Duke of Bedford

At The Duke of Bedford Primary School, we believe that it is important for all of our pupils to learn from and about religion and spirituality, so that they can understand the diverse and exciting world around them. The aim of Religious Education in our school is to help children to acquire and develop knowledge and understanding of Christianity and the other principal religions represented in Great Britain; to appreciate the way that religious beliefs shape life and behaviour, develop the ability to make reasoned and informed judgements about religious and moral issues and enhance their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Religious Education plays an important role, along with all other curriculum areas, particularly PSHCE, in promoting social awareness, respect, tolerance and understanding in our children. We encourage our pupils to ask questions about the world and to reflect on their own beliefs, values and experiences. We include and promote British values, ensuring that children are aware of their rights and responsibilities as UK citizens.

Please click on the link to view our current long term plan for Religious Education in our school. (Please note that we may be following our long term plan in an alternative order currently, the planned order will commence from September 2023.)


Below is our full intent, implementation and impact statement for Religious Education:


Please click on the link below to view our knowledge progression document for Religious Education. This shows the progression of knowledge that will be covered in all areas of Religious Education teaching across our school. 

Religious Education progression of knowledge

RE Vocabulary progression

Below are links to the BBC bitesize pages for Religious Education where you will find videos containing information linked to the world religions that we study in school.

Key Stage One

Key Stage Two