Religious Education (RE)


As a church school, where pupils and staff come from all faiths and none, RE is a highly valued subject that develops children’s understanding of how religion and beliefs affect our lives.

RE supports the development of a wide range of educational skills such as literacy, empathy and the ability to express thoughts, feelings and personal beliefs. RE also makes a major contribution to pupils’ SMSC development. It addresses issues, which arise in a range of subjects, such as English, art, drama and history, geography, computing, music, as well as personal, social and emotional education, British values and citizenship.



RE is taught as 1 whole day every half term and pupils and their families can expect a high quality RE curriculum that is rich and varied, enabling learners to acquire a thorough knowledge and understanding of a range of faiths and worldviews. As a church school, the teaching of Christianity is at the heart of our RE curriculum. Through the ‘Understanding Christianity’ resource, the use of an enquiry approach engages with significant theological concepts and the pupil’s own understanding of the world as part of their wider religious literacy.

Using the Warwickshire RE syllabus we learn about other religions and worldviews, fostering respect for them. Links with our Christian values and vision, and support for pupil’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development are intrinsic to our RE curriculum and have a significant impact on learners. We provide a wide range of opportunities for pupils to understand and to make links between the beliefs, practices and value systems of the range of faiths and worldviews studied.



Our RE lead carries out a range of monitoring activities each half term to identify the impact of the learning.

During pupil voice interviews, the children all spoke very positively about RE. Here are some of their thoughts and reflections:

“We made links to our work in Science and it was great to hear specialist people talking to us.” Daisy, Year 6

“It’s my favourite – even though I’m not a Christian or have any other religion.” Layla, Year 5

“I like finding out about different religions and cultures.” Brodie, Year 4

“There are lots of fun ways of learning new things – we do so many different activities.” Jenson, Year 1

RE Long Term Plan

Radford Semele C of E Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff, volunteers and parents to share this commitment.