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Religious Education

Matthew Arnold Primary School follows the Liverpool Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education. The syllabus aims to allow pupils to explore themes and concepts within religion drawing on beliefs from a range of different faiths and world views. The Liverpool SACRE has produced a syllabus which is intended to be fully inclusive. The aim of Religious Education is not to make believers out of pupils but to educate and inform; the syllabus is designed in a way to be reflective and inclusive. 

Structure of the Liverpool Agreed Syllabus:
The agreed syllabus sets out what pupils should study in Religious Education.
Foundation Stage – Although not statutory RE can be used to contribute towards the Early Learning Goals
Key Stages 1 and 2 – The syllabus follows the same format as the National Curriculum programmes of study with sections on knowledge, skills and understanding and breadth of study.


At Matthew Arnold RE teaching and learning provides opportunities for:


Believing – Religious beliefs, teachings, sources, questions about meaning, purpose and truth. Knowing about and understanding religions and worldviews


Expressing – Religious and spiritual forms of expression; questions about identify and diversity. Expressing and communicating ideas related to religions and worldviews


Living – Religious practices and ways of living; questions about values and commitments.  Gaining and deploying the skills for studying religions and worldviews


RE Curriculum Overview

RE Policy Document