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Leiston Primary School




Religious Education at Leiston Primary School aims 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 more rigorous understanding of the numerous religious traditions, beliefs and practices that are followed in our multi-cultural society.




We promote an enquiry-based approach through the implementation of the Emmanuel Project, which covers the Suffolk Agreed Syllabus for RE from Key Stage One and Two and can be used to contribute to the learning experiences of the early learning goals within the Foundation Stage.


We enrich this through:

  • Handling artefacts

  • Exploring sacred 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, Harvest Festival)

  • Comparing religions and worldviews through discussion

  • Debating and communicating religious belief, worldviews and philosophical ideas and answering and asking ultimate questions posed by these



RE Long Term Plan

Year 2 & 3 explored Judaism and what their beliefs are. They learnt the story 'Jonah the Groaner' and retold the story through pictures.




RE will extend children’s knowledge and understanding of religions and beliefs, develop a religious vocabulary and interpret religious symbolism in a variety of forms reflect on questions of meaning, offering their own thoughtful and informed insights into religious and secular world-views explore ultimate questions of beliefs and values in relation to a range of contemporary issues in an ever-changing society.


Pupils veiws of Religious Education at Leiston Primary school...


"We have learnt about some common misconceptions, Jesus was not actually born on Christmas day"


"I brought in my Qu'arn from home and explained why it is important to my family"


"We have class debates about what we have leanrnt, we give our opinions"


"We mix lots of RE and art together"