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Howitt Primary Community School

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Our RE Intent


At Howitt Primary we believe that RE has a significant role for the development of our children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.  It promotes respect and open-mindedness towards others with different faiths and beliefs.  It encourages our children to develop their sense of identity and belonging through self-awareness and reflection. The principle aim of RE ‘is to engage pupils in systematic enquiry into significant human questions which religion and worldviews address, so that they can develop the understanding and skills needed to appreciate and appraise varied responses to these questions, as well as develop responses of their own.’ 


Our learning begins in the EYFS, where children are encouraged to develop their sense of responsibility, their membership to the community and to see themselves as a valuable individual.  They will also learn to recognise that people have different beliefs and celebrate special times in different ways and develop an understanding that some places are special to members of their community. 


Through key stage one and two, our curriculum ensures our pupils have an understanding of beliefs about God, ultimate reality, issues of right and wrong and what it means to be human.  They will also gain knowledge and understanding of a range of religions and worldviews in local, national and global contexts.


At our school, RE is delivered in line with the Derbyshire and Derby City Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education 2020 - 2025.


Through the Derbyshire syllabus we can achieve the aims by teaching the key questions based on the main three strands.

  • Believing
  • Expressing
  • Living


Although our main focus in on Christianity, we recognise the importance of the children learning from other major faiths and as the children move through the school they are given the opportunity to look more closely at other faiths as required in the agreed syllabus.


Year one and two enjoyed a visit from some Christians to talk about their lives as Christians. The children were able to ask them questions.

Take a look at some of our RE learning