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Religious Education

At Balksbury Federation, our religious education curriculum gives our children a broad understanding of world religions. We follow Hampshire County Council’s syllabus called ‘The Living Difference lll'. It builds on the approach to religious education, enriched by philosophical and theological enquiry, as well as current research. The curriculum is predominantly Christian in focus but each key stage focuses on other world religions. 

Living Difference lll

Teaching Safeguarding and Wellbeing through Religious Education


Through our Religious Education at Balksbury Federation, we ensure that the children:

  • Develop resilience and perseverance to keep trying and apply knowledge through practise 
  • Increase their own self-esteem and achieve a personal best by not comparing themselves to others  
  • Develop knowledge of all religions that promotes understanding and tolerance 
  • Recognise difference and diversity 
  • Develop racial awareness and how to talk about it using acceptable language 
  • Use discussion and debate to develop tolerance and wider thinking 
  • Challenge own beliefs about what happens in the world  
  • Understand traditions, rituals and routines  
  • Resist extremism and prevent radicalisation  
  • Develop objectivity when considering texts and stories 
  • Reflect on ethics/morals, what is acceptable and not acceptable 
  • Think about what can be seen as right and wrong from different points of view

Intent, Implementation and Impact Statement

Year Four

Year Six Talk Toolbox for RE

Click the files below to listen to what Year 6 children at Balksbury Federation think about the mental state verb 'exist'. We used the book 'The Viewer' by Gary Crew to explore our ideas. 

Exploring 'To Exist' 1.mp3

Exploring 'To Exist' 2.mp3

Exploring 'To Exist' 3.mp3

Exploring 'To Exist' 4.mp3

Exploring 'To Exist' 5.mp3

Exploring 'To Exist' 6.mp3

Exploring 'To Exist' 7.mp3

Exploring 'To Exist' 9.mp3

Exploring 'To Exist' 8.mp3

Exploring Beliefs 

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