Our RE lessons are intended to offer a broad and rich RE curriculum to allow for coverage of the areas prescribed; to allow for a variety of ways to explore religions, their community and personal development and wellbeing. The lessons have an intention of providing a high quality, coherent and progressive experience of the subject, with scope for cross-curricular learning. Through each unit, children will know about and understand a range of religions and world views. They will be able to identify, investigate and respond to a variety of issues. SMSC, personal growth and community cohesion are featured throughout each non-statutory strand and are there to ensure opportunities for children to develop positive attitudes and values and to reflect on and relate their learning in RE to their own experiences. Overall, our intent is to make sure that children understand the relevance of RE in today’s modern world and how it affects our lives.


Our school is an internationally minded school, with our pupils coming from a wide range of religious and non- religious backgrounds. RE is therefore such an important area for our children and staff to see our school values mirror those of the 6 main world religions. We have chosen to block teach RE each half term, teaching concept led RE with the intention of deep learning, Three full days are allocated to every class, each half term to focus on this area of the curriculum. Throughout the RE curriculum, these five areas underpin the breadth of coverage:

  • Beliefs and teachings- understanding key teachings of various religions

  • Time to reflect and personal growth- showing an appreciation and exploring identity

  • Rituals, ceremonies and lifestyles- exploring the day to day lives of various religions

  • How beliefs are expressed- understanding how books, scriptures, symbols, art and reading convey beliefs

  • Values- Making sense of right and wrong and choices we make

We refer to specific RE lessons in Twinkl Planit to offer a broad range of study for our children. In KS1, children begin to look at other religions, focusing on celebrations and rituals. In KS2, we offer a wider range of learning opportunities about the world’s religions including deeper understanding of the origin of those religions and their key stories and teachings. Throughout both key stages, emphasis on personal growth and community cohesion is evident, allowing for personal development for the children from KS1 to the end of KS2. In addition, opportunities to visit places of worship and have visitors in from different religions further support our intent.


There are unit overviews available for each Twinkl Planit unit, which demonstrates where challenge and differentiation will show development of skills. As well as unit overviews, end of unit assessments are completed by class teachers to support staff in making sure children have reached the intended outcomes. Children's outcomes are recorded digitally, using the app 'Book Creator'. These celebrate the children's new knowledge and understanding by sharing samples of their work, photographs and videos of learning.


We believe that this RE curriculum will enable our children to have a better understanding of the religions that make up the UK landscape and how they can learn from and work alongside each other to create community cohesion. All children will be more informed about their position in the world, and the decisions they can make impacting their future. All children in school will be able to talk confidently about their wellbeing, moral and cultural development for the society in which they live. The RE curriculum will promote inquisitive minds, respect, acceptance and understanding for all those around them including themselves. The lessons enable high quality work to be produced and evidenced, showcasing a deep understanding of the main religions of the world, their community and their future. This evidence will be seen through using the correct vocabulary, explanations and respectful opinions, as well as cross-curricular evidence, for example religious and cultural art work, drama, craft and presentations. Impact will be seen by all teachers and children enjoying the experience of teaching and learning RE and understanding how it can help them in their future.