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Religious Education

At Welbourn Church of England Primary School we learn R.E to help us hold balanced and well informed conversations about religion and belief. 

We learn R.E through these principles:

  • Theology – believing
  • Philosophy – thinking
  • Human/ social science – living


Intent – view our detailed Long Term plans for each Key Stage. These include:

  • The Lincolnshire Agreed syllabus for Religious Education
  • Knowledge objectives
  • Key ‘big ideas’ or questions
  • Key stories, symbols or figures.
  • Tier 2 Key vocabulary
  • Key visits/ visitors/ places of worship

The R.E curriculum is planned systematically, mapping out the key concepts in a spiral approach, these include:

  • God/Ultimate Reality
  • Being Human
  • Community
  • Life Journey


Prior to the topic

  • Knowledge organisers to be sent home prior to teaching the topic, these will include the key facts and vocabulary which are essential for every child to know. These will be referred to throughout the topic and the children will take part in a variety of low stakes activities at the beginning of every lesson.
  • Children will complete a pre learning task to see what they already know and remember, this will act as a baseline but teachers must consider the previously taught knowledge and skills already taught in the curriculum.

During a topic

  • At the beginning of a topic and throughout the topic, children will consider and recap key knowledge about the key religion or concept
  • Each lesson children will be reminded of the key knowledge that they learnt previously and how this links to current learning.
  • Specialist key vocabulary will be explicitly taught at the beginning and throughout a topic.
  • Lessons will include discussion, debate, drama, role play.
  • Children will be encouraged to think critically and reflect, using empathy.
  • Children will be encouraged to interpret, analyse and evaluate big ideas and concepts.
  • Lessons will be delivered through carefully considered content, resources and perspectives ensuring that the children experience a rounded view of each religion and non-religious beliefs.
  • Children will be encouraged to make connections and comparisons, follow investigations and enquiry.
  • Children will be encouraged to use a range of sources and artefacts to access information and enhance their learning.
  • Children will explore a range of religious and sacred texts.
  • R.E learning will be presented in a range of ways – this will include using a range of cross curricular opportunities such as IT, maths, writing, art.
  • Children will be expected to create an extended piece of writing at least once per half term.
  • Teachers will adapt learning to meet the needs of all children, using differentiation and adult support.
  • Elaborative questioning, using Blooms taxonomy, will be used to challenge pupils and discuss big ideas.
  • Trips and visitors will be used to enhance learning experiences.
  • Learning walls will include the topic title, key vocabulary and key facts and artefacts to scaffold learning.


We monitor the impact of children’s learning through:

  • A reflection and evaluation of standards against the learning outcomes (LTPs)
  • Tracking pupil knowledge in pre and post assessments, including use of knowledge organisers in low stakes testing.
  • Pupil discussions
  • Monitoring books.

Part of the enrichment of R.E is visiting special places of worship and inviting visitors into school. We also enjoy learning about religious and non religious celebrations. 



Please click on the link to access the Whole School Curriculum overview for R.E

 Topaz R.E Overview 2020-21

Emerald R.E Overview 2020-21

Amethyst R.E Overview 2020-21

Please click on the link to access the updated R.E Policy