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Religious Education

At Heartwood CE VC Primary and Nursery School we value the importance of RE and follow the Norfolk Agreed Syllabus, working closely with the Church of England Diocese of Norwich. At our school, we believe that the purpose of RE is about religious literacy and aim to help pupils hold balanced and well-informed conversations about religion and belief. Consequently, RE intends to promote religious understanding and respect and to challenge prejudice, discrimination and stereotyping.


As a Voluntary Controlled school with a Christian foundation, there is a strong focus on Christianity, although pupils are given the opportunity to learn about other world religions and cultures. This enables pupils to appreciate their own and others' beliefs and helps them to develop a clear understanding of the significance of religion in their own area as well as in the world today. In order to fulfil this purpose, we provide a balance of theology, philosophy and human social sciences within our RE sessions. 

Forest School burial of Wilma the pigeon


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Lest We Forget



3 & 4-year-olds will be learning to:

Children in Reception will be learning to:



  • Develop their sense of responsibility and membership of a community.


  • See themselves as a valuable individual.
  • Build constructive and respectful relationships.
  • Express their feelings and consider the feelings of others.

Building Relationships

  • Form positive attachments to adults and friendships with peers.
  • Show sensitivity to their own and to others’ needs.


Understanding the World

  • Begin to understand the need to respect and care for the natural environment and all living things.
  • Continue developing positive attitudes about the differences between people.
  • Understand that some places are special to members of their community.
  • Recognise that people have different beliefs and celebrate special times in different ways.

People Culture and Communities

  • Know some similarities and differences between different religious and cultural communities in this country, drawing on their experiences and what has been read in class.