Religious Education



The teacher in charge of RE is Mrs A Rosamond.



The intent of our RE curriculum is to deliver a curriculum which is accessible to all and that will maximize the outcomes for every child so that they know more, remember more and understand more.

As a result of this they will become independent and responsible members of a society who understand and explore big questions about life, to find out what people believe and the difference it makes to their lives.

We will provide opportunities for our children to become equipped with systematic knowledge and understanding of a range of religions and world views, enabling them to develop their ideas, values and identities.

  1. To build a curriculum subject which develops learning and results in the acquisition of knowledge.

To design a scheme of work with appropriate subject knowledge, skills and understanding as set out in the Wakefield Agreed Syllabus so that children can reach and exceed their learning potential to learn more, remember more and understand more.

      2.To build a curriculum subject which ensures children recognise and celebrate cultural diversity.

To design a curriculum subject which results in children understanding what it means to be a British Citizen or, someone from another country who lives in Britain. To develop an awareness and tolerance of living in a multicultural society and being mutually respectful towards the beliefs of others.


School follows the Programme of study for RE as suggested in the Wakefield Agreed Syllabus, and has a scheme of work that reflects this for each key stage.

RE. Long term plan

During each key Stage, pupils are taught knowledge, skills and understanding through learning about Christians, Muslims, Jewish, Hindu and Humanist people through three key questions – Believing, Expressing and Living.

Each unit of work recaps on prior learning and shows how this is built upon.

Planning and teaching ; The following skills are used, in order to strengthen the skills and deepen the understanding and knowledge taught:  Investigating, reflecting, interpreting, and empathising.

Knowledge organisers are in place for every class to help understand what is being taught.

Autumn term knowledge organisers

Who is a Christian and what do they believe

How do we care for others and why does it matter

What does-it-mean-to-be-a-Christian-in-Britain-today.

Why do some people believe God exists

Is it better to express your religion

 Assemblies ; Whole school  – four days a week.

Visits and visitors ; Community walks to our local parish church and chapel. Visits to Wakefield Cathedral, Thornhill parish church and Dewatal Mosque.

Prayer space events, unique groups and assembly presentations from the local Methodist group. Talks and visits to St Andrew’s church Netherton.

Pupil discussions and questionnaires.

Children can discuss and compare the lives of people they have studied from a variety of different religions.


Children will make at least good progress from their last point of statutory assessment from their starting point in Early Years 2

This will be measured by teacher assessment from assessment criteria in each unit.

Assessments are made 3 times per year by the class teacher.

Children demonstrate a positive attitude towards people of any religion and show an understanding of cultural beliefs different to their own. They demonstrate respectful behaviour to all and this is transferable to the wider community.




During our first half term we have visited St Andrew’w church for our Harvest service. Tabitha and Rev. Gearey led the service. It was lovely to be back in the local church again.

We have also welcomed back our friends from the Methodist group, who have been into school to lead assemblies on creation and the story of Noah.