The intent of our Religious Education curriculum is to deliver a curriculum which is accessible to all and that will maximise the outcomes for every child enabling them to develop their knowledge and understanding of religions and world views so that they will become responsible members of society. This will help them to understand and tackle many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up in today’s diverse, multicultural society. They find out about simple examples of religion that are drawn from local, national and global contexts and are encouraged to ask questions, express their own views and to question their own and the thinking of others. RE should be taught as a discrete stand-alone weekly lesson of 50 minutes per week or as a block of lessons of the same cumulative time. In addition, links to PSHE and British Values are made but is not taught as a joint lesson. Our children are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community.
Clear and comprehensive scheme of work in line with the National Curriculum and NASACRE:
The school curriculum will focus on two main learning areas: Knowledge and Understanding of
world religions and world views and Learning from Religion by responding, evaluating and
The Scheme of work also includes opportunities to link British Values, PSHE and
schools Key skills into the curriculum.
Knowledge Organisers: Children have access to key knowledge, language and meanings in order to understand RE and to
respond to other local/world issues.
Working Walls/Values: Working Walls and values displayed in each classroom exemplify the
terminology used throughout
the teaching of RE, BV and SMSC which enables pupils to make links across the wider curriculum.
Displays/resources across school: RE displays within school regarding community cohesion,
the use of multicultural resources to reinforce the RE and BV curriculum.
Assemblies: Whole school RE assemblies (multicultural focus) to be carried out once a week
with a time for reflection (children given the opportunity to join in with reflection or sit quietly) and special visitor assemblies during specific religious festivals.
Clear and comprehensive RE scheme of work in line with NASACRE agreed syllabus
The teaching and learning of RE is planned explicitly within each year group and taught discretely as a stand-alone
subject for 50 min per week (or as a block of lessons over a half term)
RE programme of work is explicitly resourced: Children will become more aware of RE and have
the real purpose of it.
Children will learn primarily about Christianity and Judaism. Teachers will then decide on an
additional religion to study appropriate to their class demographic (this needs to be planned
for across year groups to ensure progression and no duplication)
Community – The curriculum is planned to enable children to work with local community groups
such as visiting the local residential home, working with local charities, collecting and
raising money for charities and food banks.
We aim to increase our learner’s engagement with activities that benefit other members
of the community and beyond.