Religious Education

How do we approach R.E. at Marton Manor?


To inspire pupils to be tolerant, respectful and knowledgeable about all religious and non-religious world views. 


Our RE curriculum provides a positive context for pupils to celebrate the diversity of cultures, beliefs and values of the people of Middlesbrough, Britain and the wider world. The curriculum prepares pupils for life in modern day Britain so that they can make a positive contribution to the multicultural society in which we live. RE plays a vital role in combating prejudice, challenging stereotyping and encouraging respect. It also plays a positive role in celebrating and understanding cultural and religious diversity across the world.

At Marton Manor Primary School, we intend for pupils to leave school being able to:

  • Know and understand a range of religions and worldviews
  • Express ideas and insights about the nature, significance and impact of religions and worldviews
  • Gain and deploy the skills needed to engage seriously with religions and worldviews


The teaching of Religious Education is a statutory requirement for all maintained schools across England.

Marton Manor Primary School’s Religious Education curriculum has been developed in line with the Middlesbrough locally agreed syllabus for 2020-2025.

Religious Education will be taught as a discrete subject and will allow children to comment, question or explore the viewpoints and ideas of others.

  • Key questions will form the basis of teaching, and will be used to stimulate discussion and comparisons between religions and beliefs
  • Religious Education will be taught using practical, hands on tasks, as well as discussions, resources, debates and visits, or visitors.
  • Religious Education outcomes will be recorded through photographs, discussions and written evidence in pupil work books

Collective Worship:

Pupils take part in daily collective worship throughout school. Collective worship is a time when groups/key stages meet together to discuss, consider and reflect on common issues, concerns and interests. It provides a time for children’s moral, spiritual, social and cultural development. Collective worship is inclusive allowing all children to take part.

Our aim is that this is a time when our school community can celebrate achievements and special times, discuss aspects of the world we live, share common aims and values and develop our school community spirit.

Parents have the right to request to withdraw their child from the Religious Education curriculum or Collective Worship. Parents themselves then become responsible for the alternative education.


Our pupils:

  • have a wide understanding and knowledge of the religions taught
  • are confident and able to discuss what they have learned
  • express their ideas about religious and None-Religious World Views
  • are tolerant and respectful of others’ beliefs
  • have a curiosity about religious education
  • produce high standards of work which demonstrate their knowledge and skills

We believe that R.E. has an important role in promoting the spiritual, moral, social, cultural and intellectual development of our pupils by helping them to gain a greater understanding of themselves and hold a more sympathetic awareness of the beliefs of all human beings. Our intent is to launch pupils into becoming respectful and tolerant citizens by creating engaging opportunities for them to understand and appreciate the world and their place in it, know that all members of the school community show respect for others and develop a rich cultural awareness.

We follow the SACRE Middlesbrough Agreed Syllabus from EYFS to Year 6. The main world religions we explore are Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and Judaism. Further up school, children explore Humanist views. Within each unit, children answer key questions based on three themes – believing, expressing and living.

Religious Education DocumentsLink
Religious Education Subject PolicyView
Year 1 – RE CurriculumView
Year 2 – RE CurriculumView
Year 3 – RE CurriculumView
Year 4 – RE CurriculumView
Year 5 – RE CurriculumView
Year 6 – RE CurriculumView

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