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At Lowedges Junior Academy, Religious Education (R.E) is taught throughout school. The ACET RE scheme incorporates the requirements of the Derbyshire, Rotherham and Sheffield syllabuses. This includes a wealth of ideas and activities for children to cover all objectives and reach the assessment criteria.

The teaching of RE allows our pupils to learn about the world around them and encourages them ask and answer challenging questions. Teaching will equip our pupils with knowledge and understanding of a range of religions and world views, enabling them to develop their ideas, values and identity. It will cultivate their spiritual, moral social and cultural development. Our British Values are important to us and being good citizens means understanding other cultures and their beliefs. 

The ACET Long Term Planning outlines the religions each year group will study and the enquiries they will complete.

The ACET R.E Skills grid is a guideline on the skills that will be taught in each year group to ensure that children leave all ACET primaries prepared for KS3 and able to participate positively in our diverse society.  

Please click below for the ACET RE skills progression document 

The R.E Vocabulary document outlines key terminology to refer to in FS, KS1 and KS2.

Please click below for the ACET RE Vocabulary document 

All staff and children meet for daily worship. This can be in a variety of forms including class stories and Key Stage or whole school assemblies.

The content of our assemblies encourages a positive ethos of tolerance, caring and understanding for all. Assemblies are used to reinforce and develop school standards.

At Lowedges Junior Academy we will also celebrate different religious festivals. This may include special assemblies, creative activities, visits and visitors and themed days and weeks.

The R.E Festivals document is a calendar of religious festivals categorised by religion.  

Please click below for the ACET RE Festivals document 

Useful links: 

BBC bitesize KS1

BBC bitesize KS2

World Religions Homework Help

RE is provided for all pupils, and is inclusive and broad-minded. Parents do have the right to withdraw pupils from RE: if you wish to do this, make an appointment with the Principal / RE subject leader