Aiming High Learning for Life



To explore what people believe and what difference this makes to how they live, so that pupils can gain the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to handle questions raised by religion and belief, reflecting on their own ideas and ways of living.


RE at Putnoe Primary School is taught from the Bedfordshire Agreed Syllabus. Each module is based on a key question. There are 3 main strands to our RE teaching: making sense of belief, making connections and understanding the impact.

Pupils study in depth the following religious traditions:

  • EYFS: Children encounter Christianity and other faiths as part of their learning and sense of self, community and their place within it
  • Key Stage 1: Christianity and Islam/Judaism
  • Key Stage 2: Christianity, Hinduism, Islam and Judaism

Enquiry will be at the heart of our RE curriculum to ensure engagement and progression. Enquiry lessons will involve: probing and puzzling questions, mysteries and analysing problems. Where possible visitors will be used and visits to local places of worship.

Throughout 2024 we will begin to implement the new 2024 Bedfordshire Agreed Syllabus for RE with the emphasis on Worldviews, Philosophy and Social Sciences.


Pupils will have the skills to be confident to ask questions and analyse. They will understand their own and others beliefs and religions and show respect and empathy, reflecting on their own ideas and way of life

They will begin to understand about World views and the personal world view they themselves have.

Learning walks will be undertaken by the subject leader. Assessments will be recorded on target tracker. Pupil meetings  will be held with the  subject leader to discuss enquiry RE and children’s experiences.