At Lydgate Infant School, we have designed our R.E. curriculum with the intent of engaging, inspiring and encouraging children, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to know about and understand a range of religions and worldviews. We create opportunities for expression and communication of ideas and insights about the nature, significance and impact of religions and world views. Children will also gain and deploy the skills for learning from religions and world views (click here for more information).

We will deliver a curriculum that:

  • Celebrates the diverse and rich community at Lydgate Infant School.
  • Develops an aptitude for dialogue in children so that they can participate positively in our society which is diverse in relation to religion and world view.
  • Our curriculum embraces the community in which it is situated, recognising local places of worship including churches and mosques as well as reflecting on the impact of religions and world views nationally and globally to increasing levels of complexity and depth.
  • Encourages children to articulate clear and coherent accounts of their personal beliefs, ideas, values and experiences while respecting the right of others to have different views, values and ways of life.
  • Promotes equality and understanding of British values and ensures pupils are prepared for life in modern Britain.
  • Makes a distinctive contribution to children’s of understanding of spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.


  • The R.E. curriculum follows the SACRE scheme of work, utilising some investigations from the Discovery RE programme.
  • E. follows a whole school approach and is taught weekly.
  • The Sheffield Agreed Syllabus requires that over half of the RE curriculum relates to Christianity. In addition, pupils will learn from principal religions represented in the UK in line with the law. The religions studied also reflect the principle religions in our school: Islam and Judaism.
  • E. lessons will build upon prior learning and develop skills year upon year.

Children will be presented with a variety of learning opportunities including:

  • Handling artefacts and exploring texts
  • Using imaginative play and drama to express feelings and ideas
  • Responding to images, games, stories, art, music and dance
  • Meeting visitors
  • Making visits to religions places of worship


At Lydgate Infant School the RE curriculum impacts children in the following ways:

  • Children will have an extended knowledge and understanding of religions and world views and feel comfortable to ask questions and explore them.
  • Children will have a stronger awareness of the world around them and will be mindful of the beliefs of others.
  • Children will feel they are valued as individuals and that their beliefs are valued and celebrated.
  • Children will develop a religious vocabulary and interpret religious symbolism in a variety of forms.
  • Enjoyment of the R.E. curriculum will promote creativity, achievement, confidence and inquisitive minds.
  • Children feel safe to learn new things and share their own thoughtful and informed insights with others in an accepting environment.
  • Children leave the school with a sense of belonging to a tightly knit community where they have the confidence and skills to make decisions, self-evaluate, make connections and become lifelong learners.

Please click here to see our Progression Map for RE.