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Religious Education 



At Margaret Wix Primary School we follow The Hertfordshire Agreed Syllabus for RE 2017-2022. It is a statutory requirement that all children from Reception to Year 6 participate in Religious Education lessons. 


At Margaret Wix our main intention is to provide high quality religious education for all pupils. 

Intent – why are we teaching this?

At Margaret Wix it is our intention to use the Herts Agreed Syllabus for Education 2017- 2022, alongside teachers’ expertise, to set high standards of teaching and learning in RE, enabling pupils to reach their potential in the subject.


Our RE Curriculum will:

  • Provide a systematic knowledge and understanding about Christianity, principal religions and world views
  • Enable pupils to become religiously and theologically literate
  • Assist pupils in gaining shared human understanding, developing personal identity and searching for meaning in the context of evaluating different viewpoints
  • Enable and encourage pupils to share and celebrate their own religious beliefs and customs with their class and the wider school community
  • Encourage children to be inquisitive and respectful about others beliefs and customs
  • Promote respect, inclusivity and tolerance of the rich and diverse community at Margaret Wix and the wider world.


Implementation – how are we teaching this?

At Margaret Wix pupils are taught Religious Education weekly but sometimes it may be delivered through a class topic, whole school themed events or a class trip. Teachers plan from the Hertfordshire Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education 2017-2022, using the suggested Medium Term Planning for guidance.

We use the non-statutory guidance ‘Religion for Today and Tomorrow’ to support planning. From Reception to Year 6, all pupils at Margaret Wix will follow a coherent and systematic study of the principal religion of Christianity across each key stage. All pupils will then be introduced to the other five principal religions represented in Great Britain by the end of key stage 2.


The other principal religions being taught at Margaret Wix are: -

  • Hinduism
  • Sikhism
  • Judaism
  • Buddhism
  • Islam


All children across the school will cover the eight key areas of learning set out in the Hertfordshire Agreed Syllabus: -

  • Beliefs and practices
  • Prayer, Worship and Reflection
  • Sources of wisdom
  • Symbols and Actions
  • Identity and Belonging
  • Ultimate Questions
  • Human Responsibility and Values
  • Justice and Fairness


Impact – what is the effect on the pupils?

The children at Margaret Wix Primary will:

  • Have a sound knowledge and understanding of Christianity and the other principal religions they have learnt about
  • Develop their spiritual, moral, social and cultural understanding of the world around them
  • Enjoy learning about and celebrating their own and other people’s beliefs and customs
  • Show respect and tolerance to others and their religious or non-religious beliefs

Margaret Wix is an inclusive school. We promote respect, inclusivity and tolerance in all areas of school life. Through our RE curriculum we aim to celebrate key religious events and festivals for all principal religions. 


Festivals Calendar:


Harvest Festival