St Stephen's Infant School

St Stephen's Infant School

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St Stephen's Infant School

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  3. Religious Education & World Views

Religious Education & World Views (REWV)

South Gloucestershire Locally Agreed Syllabus 2022

The principal aim of REWV is to engage pupils in systematic enquiry into significant human questions which religion and worldviews address, so that they can develop the understanding and skills needed to appreciate and appraise varied responses to these questions, as well as develop responses of their own.

Big Picture - Talk like a Theologian

Learning about religion helps you to understand the world around you. You will find out how people celebrate and worship together. REWV helps you to understand some of the similarities and differences between different cultures.

REWV will help you learn the importance of having an open mind.

REWV prepares the children to become happy, caring and responsible members of our school community by exploring big questions about life, finding out what people believe and celebrating difference.

Children can make sense of religion, reflecting on their own ideas and ways of living in a supportive learning environment.


Our REWV curriculum ensures that all children:

  • Know about and understand a range of religions and world views.
  • Express ideas and insights about the nature, significance and impact of religions and world views.
  • Gain and deploy the skills needed to engage seriously with religions and world views.


The children will learn about Christianity and Islam.

RE & World Views will also be taught through whole school assemblies and Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development (SMSC).

Each year group works through 3 units/year. Each unit is based on a key question that is linked to one of the following strands:

  • Believing (Religious beliefs, teachings, sources; questions about meaning, purpose and truth)
  • Expressing (Religious and spiritual forms of expression; questions about identity and diversity)
  • Living (Religious practices and ways of living; questions about values and commitments)



Year Group

Term 2

Term 4

Term 6






F2 - Which people are special and why?

F4 - Which times are special and why?

F6- What is special about our world and why?



1.1 - Who is a Christian and what do they believe?

1.5 - What makes some places sacred?

1.7 - What does it mean to belong to a faith community?



1.2 - Who is a Muslim and what do they believe?

1.6 - How and why do we celebrate special and sacred times?

1.8 - How should we care for others and the world, and why does it matter?

Learning About Diwali - 4th November 2021

Happy Diwali!
Today is the first day of the Hindu Festival of Diwali - the Festival of Light.
Traditionally it is a time to celebrate 'good overcoming evil'. The children have been learning about how and why Hindus celebrate Diwali. 
Ms Kiran visited Reception to share her knowledge of how and why Diwali is celebrated.
The children learned about Mehndi patterns which are body decorations used for weddings and festivals. 
Ms Kiran created some Rangoli patterns - which are also used as part of festival celebrations such as Diwali. 
The children thought about similarities and differences between Diwali and Christmas:
What's the same?
We give presents.
We eat special food.
We wear new clothes.
We meet and celebrate with family.
We light candles.
What's different?
At Christmas we have trees and decorations but not at Diwali.
If you would like to find out more about Diwali with your child here is a link to some short videos: