Brunswick Primary School, Somerhill Road, BN3 1RP

01273 711816

Brunswick Primary School

Achieving success with determination and joy

Religious Education


Subject Intent 

Developing thoughtful, holistic, curious, children through an enquiry based, child-centred RE curriculum who have a deep sense of worth and belonging. Flexible thinkers who are equipped to embrace change and shape their future.  Using the key skills of RE to make excellent progress.  

Key Drivers  

Purposeful ​ 

Our children will have the vocabulary, knowledge and skills necessary to explore, develop and achieve in R.E. 

Aspirational ​ 

Our children will explore RE through varied authentic stimuli and respond in a range of creative ways, making purposeful links to other areas of learning. ​ 

Personal ​ 

Our children will question and reflect on RE and its impact on their real-life experience. ​ 

Universal ​ 

Our children will learn how RE impacts locally, nationally, and globally and makes a difference to modern life. ​ 


Our RE Curriculum 

At Brunswick, we follow the Brighton and Hove Agreed RE Syllabus. Our teaching sequences are informed by the RE today schemes of work which have been organised in to teaching units by our RE subject co-ordinator.  

The Syllabus – the content for Religious Education 


Children and young people should have the opportunity to: 


  • Learn about religion and belief and learn from religion and belief (for more guidance on this and the thematic approach please go to Appendix 1) 
  • Express ideas and insights about the nature, significance and impact of religions and worldviews 
  • Gain and deploy the skills needed to engage seriously with religions and worldviews 


We teach pupils through six themes, which provide pupils with the opportunity to: 


  • Make sense of beliefs - know about and the key concepts and beliefs of religions and worldviews and their sources of authority 


  • Understand the impact - explore how people express their faith and beliefs 


  • Make connections - reflect on their learning about religion by asking thoughtful and challenging questions about meaning, purpose and truth, making connections to their own lives and deepening their understanding of the world around them. 


We allocate sufficient time to deliver RE successfully and to a high standard, allocating curriculum time as below: 


Link to RE Policy 

Link to long term RE plan