R.E. (Religious Education)

The purpose of Religious Education (RE) at Key Stage 1 is to introduce children to the study of Christianity and aspects of Judaism and Islam and incorporating, where appropriate, consideration of non-religious world views.

At Horley Infant School RE is taught in accordance with the Surrey Agreed Syllabus 2017-2022 (https://www.cofeguildford.org.uk/education/standing-advisory-council-on-religious-education/surrey-agreed-syllabus-for-religious-education). It is taught alongside the school’s values of honesty, cooperation, patience, thoughtfulness, trust, resilience, respect, morality and responsibility developing strong links between RE, Personal and Social Education and Spiritual, Moral and Cultural Education, in ways which are appropriate for pupils aged 4 – 7. Children at Horley Infant School are taught RE in units of work and through collective worship.


By the end of Key Stage 1 most children will be able to:-

  • identify similarities in features of religions and beliefs
  • retell religious, spiritual and moral stories
  • identify possible meanings for stories, symbols and other forms of religious expression
  • identify how religion and belief is expressed in different ways
  • respond sensitively and imaginatively to questions about their own and others’ ideas, experiences and feelings
  • ask questions about their own and others’ ideas, feelings and experiences
  • give a reason why something may be valued by themselves and others
  • recognise that some questions about life are difficult to answer

Broad & Balanced Curriculum

Children at Horley Infant School receive teaching and learning within the following units as part of a broad and balanced curriculum:-


Autumn Term – Who am I, and where do I belong? Why do we have celebrations?
Spring Term – What makes a place special? Why do people celebrate Easter? What makes something special?
Summer Term – What can we learn from stories? What makes our world wonderful?

Year One

Autumn Term – Who is Jesus? Why is Harvest a worldwide celebration? What Why did Jesus tell parables? Why is Christmas important to Christians?
Spring Term – Why do Jewish families celebrate Shabbat? What is the Torah and why is it important to Jews? What do eggs have to do with Easter?
Summer Term – Why is the bible an important book for Christians? Why should we look after our world?

Year Two

Autumn Term – Why is the Church important to Christians? Why is Harvest a worldwide celebration? What does the Christmas story tell Christians about Jesus? Why do Christians call Jesus ‘Saviour’?
Spring Term – Who is Allah, and how do Muslims worship him? What is important for Muslim families? In what ways is the mosque special to Muslims? Why is Easter important to Christians?
Summer Term – What do Christians believe God is like? Is prayer important to everyone? Is the World a fair place?


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