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Religious Education (RE)


The intent of our RE curriculum is to make a significant contribution to a child's cultural capital, developing skills and attitudes essential to navigate life in a respectful and appropriate manner.

Through the sharing of accurate knowledge of how beliefs, values, practices and ways of life within any religion cohere together, pupils will be empowered to show curiosity, reflect deeply, express themselves and ask respectful questions. 

We plan for our pupils to develop a personal awareness and ability to approach life in an inclusive, informed and respectful way.


We teach a varied enquiry-based RE curriculum, linked to the Chris Quigley curriculum, which enables children to progressively develop their understanding and ability to reflect through learning about different beliefs and teachings, practices and lifestyles. Our RE follows a clear progression of skills and coverage through a two year cycle - because of our mixed-age classes - using Understanding Christianity and the ODBE Scheme of work to present a high quality sequential curriculum as expected in the Church of England’s ‘Statement of Entitlement.’ (Feb 2019) The teaching and learning approach enables pupils to move from an understanding of biblical text and how to interpret it, to an understanding of what this means for Christians within the church and in Christian living, with opportunities for pupils to examine and evaluate connections between these ideas and the wider world, including their own ways of thinking and living. Core concepts are revisited and explored in more depth as pupils move through the school: God, Creation, Fall, People of God, Incarnation, Gospel, Salvation, Kingdom of God.



Valuing every child as a unique individual, teaching and learning will be adapted to ensure equitable provision, representing all protective characteristics. 


Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development

Within our RE curriculum we explore and make connections with a balance of spiritual, moral, social and cultural aspects in order to prepare our children for life in modern Britain and our diverse world. 


Progression of knowledge

We have created comprehensive documents which include our whole school curriculum progression for RE. The school uses the threshold concepts of the Chris Quigley curriculum to form its subject progression. We also use the overarching spiral curriculum structure of Understanding Christianity to ensure key concepts of Christianity are progressively threaded though our provision.

For copyright reasons, this document is not published on our website, but is available on request.

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Pupil voice about RE


Dulcie – I love learning about different religions and what traditions they have. I love comparing everyones Christmases all around the world

Maci – I enjoyed making connections between gospel texts and Christians living today.

Maggie – I enjoy RE because it is relaxing and we learn so much in one lesson

Freddie – I like RE because we have discussions

Max -  I like it because you can sometimes learn about symbols and it’s kind of like history

Maren – I love learning about colourful celebrations from other religions and cultures

Maeve – I love RE because it’s wonderful to listen to all of Jesus’ stories and using them in our lives

Darcy – RE is fun because we get to learn all about different religions

Amelie – Religious Education is a way of learning respect

Useful documents and websites

West Berkshire Locally Agreed Syllabus

I really enjoy RE. How could this help me when I am older?


You will have skills of:

understanding and respecting others


problem solving and analysis



attention to detail

asking questions


You would be great at: working with people - youth and communities; religious leader; hospitality; travel and tourism - air cabin crew; aid worker; customer service; journalist; police; nursing; childcare; teaching