Silkmore Primary Academy

Religious Education


At Silkmore Primary Academy, we recognise that Religious Education is an important part of a broad and balanced curriculum and that it makes a vital contribution to the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils. It not only promotes an understanding and tolerance of different faiths but allows children to developing their own sense of identity and belonging.

We aim to provide children with a safe environment to explore and discuss the beliefs of others whilst also reflecting on their own beliefs and ideas. We want children to develop a knowledge and understanding of not only Christianity, but a broad range of religious and non-religious beliefs in the world today.


At Silkmore Primary Academy, our curriculum is based on the Staffordshire Agreed Syllabus. We use Understanding Christianity and RE Today resources to support the delivery of this curriculum. 

Our curriculum is progressive, allowing children to continuously build and reflect on prior learning. During their time at Silkmore, children will gain an understanding of:

  • Christianity
  • Islam
  • Judaism
  • Hinduism
  • Buddhism
  • Sikhism
  •  Non-religious beliefs

We value the beliefs of all members of our community and aim to teach children the key beliefs and experiences of people in the United Kingdom. Children will learn about these beliefs through exploration, engagement and reflection.


We aim to provide children with the skills and knowledge needed to work together in communities to build a safe and inclusive future, becoming well-rounded positive members of the community.

Our curriculum will support children to show an awareness of other people’s beliefs and the communities they are part of. Children will recognise the importance of respecting and valuing the beliefs of others whilst also forming their own individual beliefs and spiritual identity. We hope children will make links between their own lives and beliefs, and the beliefs of others around them, developing an important understanding of other people’s culture and way of life.

Children will explore different religious and non-religious views in order to gain knowledge. This will then allow children to engage with these beliefs, investigating their impact on lifestyles and attitudes. Children will then reflect in order to develop their beliefs and attitudes in an everchanging, modern world.

Click here to see our full RE Curriculum