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Religious Education

Religious Education Curriculum Statement

In RE we intend our curriculum will allow the staff and pupils to:


Brave - Be brave enough to ask difficult questions and express thoughts through I wonder questions.

Legacy - Explore the legacy and impact of religious texts and beliefs on individuals, communities, and the world.

Universal -Know that everyone of all faiths and no faith should be respected and feel accepted.

Excellence - Value ourselves and others and our beliefs, work hard and take pride in our work

Spiritual - Take time to develop our beliefs and understand other people’s beliefs to develop ourselves as spiritual beings.



Engage and enquire - Children will engage with the key concept being taught and relate it to their own and other people’s experiences. Have an enquiry base to all learning. Each unit asks a big question that the children will explore in different ways. Children are also encouraged to ask their own questions

Explore and make sense - of religious stories, texts and religious beliefs.

Explore and understand the impact - for the believer, examining ways in which people respond to religious texts and teachings, and how they live their beliefs and put their beliefs into action indifferent communities and in the world.

Explore and make connections - evaluating, reflecting on and connecting the texts and concepts studied, and discerning possible connections between these and pupils own lives and ways of understanding the world.

Evaluate and review - pupils and teachers understanding learning in a variety of ways, including revisiting the topic page, key vocabulary exploration and assessment, review activities, using the quotes questions and reflections book, revisiting the key question and at the end of the unit revisiting the LSA (low stakes assessment).

Express and reflect - what they have learned and understood in a variety of ways. Ask questions to develop their understanding. Reflect on the impact for them.


Youthful -Explore lessons and learning about religion with interest and wonder. Exploring ideas and being keen to find out more about ourselves and others.


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