Lewannick C.P. School

Religious Education (RE)

All local authorities are required to produce their own syllabus for RE. At Lewannick our R.E schemes of work are based on the Cornwall SACRE Agreed Syllabus. For further information, please follow the link below:


The aim of Religious Education is to help pupils to “engage confidently, constructively and reflectively with beliefs, values and lifestyles in a religiously diverse world.”

A Religiously Educated pupil in Cornwall must have had the opportunity to:

  • acquire knowledge and understanding of religions in Cornwall in the present day
  • acquire knowledge and understanding of how religious traditions have shaped the identity of Cornwall
  • acquire and develop knowledge and understanding of Christianity and the other principal religions represented in Great Britain
  • develop an understanding of the influence of beliefs, values and traditions on individuals, communities, societies and cultures
  • develop the ability to make reasoned and informed judgements about issues arising from the study of religions
  • reflect on their own beliefs, values and experiences as part of their study.


The children learn about the following religions, over the year approximately 60% Christianity and 40% other religions.

Key Stage 1: Christianity and Hinduism

Key Stage 2: Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism.

Where possible we will give the children the opportunity to visit places of worship and meet people of different faiths. There is a strong Cornish element in the syllabus and the children will learn about Cornish traditions and religious history such as local Ogham stones, Holy wells, St. Piran etc.

Pupils from Lewannick CP School have visited: Exeter Cathedral and Synagogue.

Daya visiting and sharing her culture with us.


Links with our local church delivering their church’s celebration of Harvest.