Rectory Road, Colchester, Essex CO5 7HR

01206 728517 Lisa Oliver

St Lawrence Church Of England Primary School

Celebrating each other and the journey we share

Religious Education


"Teach children how they should live, and they will remember it all their life." Proverbs 22:6

Pupil voice:

We learn about different religions.  Some people take their shoes off when they pray. They want to be respectful.  Year 1

We went to the Church and the Chapel.  We saw the font.  We counted how many crosses we could find.  Year 2

We are learning about what Muslims do in their daily life, like praying five times a day.  Year 3

I like in RE that we all share our own beliefs and what we think about what we are learning.  Year 4

We have been learning about Hinduism, Humanism and Christianity.  I was interested to learn about the Hindu gods.  Year 5

Curriculum Intent

At St Lawrence C of E Primary School we follow the Essex Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education. The syllabus we follow reflects significant developments in education in religion and worldviews, while offering challenge and depth for all students. It embodies an approach that values lived experience and diversity within and between religious and belief traditions, and encourages children and young people to engage critically with the big questions in life. The syllabus promotes a multi-disciplinary study of religion and worldviews, developing students’ knowledge, critical faculties and curiosity about the world in which they live. It prepares them both for life where they will encounter a huge range of ideas and beliefs.  We aim for pupils to have the ability to hold balanced and well-informed conversations about religion and worldviews. 

Subject leader: C Alexander                   Qualification: Bed (Hons)