Purpose of Study/Rationale


The RE curriculum at Crossacres is taken from the Manchester Agreed Syllabus. We teach across the three strands: believing, expressing, living. Our curriculum explores the fundamental teachings, celebrations, art, holy texts and histories of the four main religions as well as investigating the notion of Humanism.  Children should be enriched with school trips to religious buildings and this occurs in collaboration with the SMSC curriculum. Through understanding and celebrating the differences and similarities between us, we can build a harmonious future.

At Crossacres Primary Academy, we believe that it is vital for all of our pupils to learn from and about religion, so that they can better understand the world around them. Through Religious Education, pupils develop their knowledge of the world faiths, and their understanding and awareness of the beliefs, values and traditions of other individuals, societies, communities and cultures. We encourage our pupils to ask questions about the world and to reflect on their own beliefs, values and experiences. Religious Education 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.  Religious Education 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.  By exposing children to other beliefs, faiths and cultures we enable them to discover similarities and differences among peers and create an inclusive environment. Our Religious Education curriculum bestows vital knowledge and encourages empathy, generosity and compassion.


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


RE Curriculum



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Whole School Curriculum Map

Reception Curriculum Map