Religious Education (RE)

‘We are all different, which is great because we are all unique. Without diversity, life would be boring!’

Catherine Pulsifer  


As a Church of England school, we are committed to the Christian Faith, recognising and valuing every individual as special and unique in the image and likeness of God.

Religious Education at Knutton, St. Mary’s respects and promotes each child’s innate capacity for wonder, awe and spirituality. Through learning Religious Education, pupils will develop their knowledge of Christianity and other world faiths, including Islam and Judaism. They will develop their tolerance, understanding, awareness and empathy of the beliefs, values and traditions of other individuals, societies, communities and cultures. Pupils will be expected to ask questions about the world and to reflect on their own beliefs, values and experiences in order for all of our children to develop understanding about their unique place within the home, school, community and wider world.


We want pupils to develop an understanding of how subjects and specific skills are linked to future jobs.

Here are some of the jobs you could aspire to do in the future as a Religious Scholar:

  • Vicar
  • Chaplain
  • Member of Parliament
  • Journalist
  • Advice Worker
  • Charity fundraiser
  • Youth worker


RE at Knutton, St. Mary’s is taught following the Lichfield Diocesan Guidelines. We use Understanding Christianity for the majority of our learning, as well as exploring Islam and Judaism in depth .

All teaching follows the pedagogical approach of in-depth study, developing religious literacy and the three inter-related strands:-

Explore; The text and context – Making sense of text

Relate; How do the actions of the believer relate to the beliefs? – Understanding the impact

Apply; How can I apply the belief to what I see of my life and the world around me? – Making connections

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  • Children will be able to express what they have learnt about a religion and from a religion
  • Children will be able to compare similarities and differences between different world faiths
  • Children will have an understanding of how different faiths are intertwined with culture.
  • Children will be able to draw comparisons between the beliefs of world faiths and our British Values
  • Children will understand viewpoints of others and be able to reflect on their own thinking in the light of others’ opinions.
  • They will develop the ability to consider the thoughts and points of view of others including people beyond their own immediate contact.
  • Children will achieve age related expectations in RE at the end of their cohort year.