Religious Education Overview and Skills

At Telscombe Cliffs Community Primary School, Religious Education (RE) is a key opportunity for children to develop spiritually, morally, socially and culturally.


Within our school, we aim to use RE as a tool to promote thinking about our moral compass, teaching the differences between right and wrong, and ensuring that our children leave our school feeling equipped with the knowledge to question the purpose of life, reflecting on our own beliefs and understanding other’s faiths and traditions. In turn, these themes in RE help to link into our whole school approach of ‘JIGSAW’.


Supporting these aims, our teaching is guided by the East Sussex agreed syllabus ‘Continuing the Journey’, which is structured in order to progress and continue skills as the children move through the school. This scheme of work adopts an enquiry-based approach to teaching and learning through a wide range of key questions. There are enquiry-based modules on Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism. SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural) opportunities are also identified within each enquiry.