Downe Manor Primary School

Downe Manor, where everybody has the opportunity to be inspired to reach their full potential through memorable learning experiences


Curriculum intent, implementation and impact in RE


At Downe Manor Primary, we believe that it is important for all our pupils to learn from and about religion, so that they can understand the world around them. We believe that it is an essential area of study which ensures that children are well prepared for life in a world where there are a multitude of viewpoints. The aim of Religious Education in our school is to appreciate the way that religious beliefs shape life and behaviour, develop the ability to make reasoned and informed judgements about religious and moral issues and enhance their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. We encourage our pupils to ask questions about the world and to reflect on their own beliefs, values and experiences.


Our curriculum follows Ealing Agreed syllabus for religious education 2020-2015, Religion and World Views: Believing, behaving and belonging. At Downe Manor Primary it has been agreed that having taken into account the requirements and guidelines presented in the Agreed Syllabus, the following religions have been selected for study: 

  • Christianity 
  • Islam 
  • Judaism 
  • Hinduism 
  • Buddhism 
  • Sikhism 
  • Humanism

Religious Education in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) will have a distinctive character that is appropriate for young children who are beginning their journey through the school.


The children at Downe Manor Primary enjoy learning about other religions and why people choose, or choose not to follow a religion. Through their R.E. learning, the children are able

  • to make links between their own lives and those of others in their community and in the wider world 
  • develop an understanding of other people’s cultures and ways of life 
  • extend their knowledge and understanding of religions and beliefs 
  • develop a religious vocabulary and interpret religious symbolism in a variety of forms 
  • reflect on questions of meaning, offering their own thoughtful and informed insights into religious and secular world-views 
  • explore ultimate questions of beliefs and values in relation to a range of contemporary issues in an ever-changing society.

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