“Religious Education for children and young people provokes challenging questions about the meaning and purpose of life.  It develops pupils’ knowledge and understanding of Christianity amongst other religion and religious traditions.  RE enables pupils to build their sense of identity and belonging, which helps them flourish within their communities and as citizens in a diverse society.  It teaches pupils to develop respect for others, including people with different faiths and beliefs and helps to challenge prejudice.  RE prompts pupils to consider their responsibilities to themselves and to others and to explore how they might contribute to their communities and to the wider society.  It encourages empathy, generosity and compassion.


At Crossacres Primary Academy, we provide an outstanding RE curriculum, which allows our children to embrace the diverse global community in which they live.  Through a broad range of cross-curricular opportunities, our children experience world religions and learn to live respectfully together.”  Mrs. Sanders-Dunbar


At Crossacres Primary Academy we follow the Manchester Agreed RE Syllabus, devised by SACRE and RE Today.


RE Curriculum

Foundation Stage

Which stories are special and why

Which people are special and why

Which places are special and why

Which times are special and why

Where do we belong

What is special about our world

Key Stage One

Who is a Christian and what do they believe

Who is a Muslim and what do they believe

Who is Jewish and what do they believe

What can we learn from sacred books

What makes some places sacred

How and why do we celebrate special and sacred times

What does it mean to belong to a faith community

How should we care for others and the world and why does it matter

Lower Key Stage Two

Why are festivals important to religious communities

Why do some people think life is a journey

What does it mean to be a Christian in Britain today

What does it mean to be a Hindu in Britain today

What can we learn from religions about what is right and wrong

What do people believe about God

Why is the Bible important to Christians today

Why is Jesus Inspiring to some people

Why do people pray

Upper Key Stage Two

If God is everywhere why go to a place of worship

Is it better to express your religion in arts and architecture or in charity and generosity

What does it mean to be a Muslim in Britain today

What matters most to Christians and Humanists

What difference does it make to believe in ahimsa grace and Ummah community

Why do some people believe God exists

What would Jesus do Can we live by the values of Jesus in the twenty-first century

What do religions say to us when life gets hard


Bible Encounters Assembly-January 2016

Bible Encounter Trust visited school to talk to the children from Reception Class to Year 6 about Faith and Trust.

Peter from Bible Encounter introduced the children to ‘Funambulism’ and even pretended to walk a tightrope with a wheelbarrow!

It was a very engaging Assembly that allowed the children to explore the questions-

  • Who do you trust?
  • Who do you put your faith in?
  • Are you trusting the right people?







Bible Encounter Trust website