At Pleasant Street Primary School, RE both supports and strengthens what we aim to do in every aspect of school life. Our caring ethos and the value which we place on the development of the whole child; spiritually, morally, socially, culturally and intellectually is reflected in the RE curriculum.

Pleasant Street Primary school follow the Liverpool Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education.

Intent

RE explores big questions about life, to find out what people believe and what difference this makes to how they live, so that pupils can make sense of religion, reflecting on their own ideas and ways of living.

The curriculum for RE aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • Know about and understand a range of religions and worldviews
  • Express ideas and insights about the nature, significance and impact of religions and worldviews
  • Gain and deploy the skills needed to engage seriously with religions and worldviews

Implementation

The agreed syllabus teaches Christianity in each key stage. In addition, pupils will learn from the principal religions represented in the UK.

Key questions are at the heart of the syllabus, under the strands of, Believing, Expressing and Living.
The key question outlines give structured support in terms of ‘emerging’, ‘expected’ and ‘exceeding’ learning outcomes, and suggested content to enable good planning and progression.

Impact

Pupils will extend their knowledge and understanding of religions and worldviews, recognising their local, national and global contexts. They will have used a range of sources and subject specific vocabulary. Pupils will have been encouraged to be curious and to ask increasingly challenging questions about religion, belief, values and human life. They will be confident in expressing their own ideas in response to the material they engage with, identifying relevant information, selecting examples and giving reasons to support their ideas and views.

RE Long Term Plan

RE Long Term Plan

Useful Websites

BBC Bitesize – Religious Education

BBC – Primary Religion Series

BBC – Religions of the World

BBC – My life, my religion series

BBC – Pathways of belief series