RE - Every Child a Respectful, Accepting Learner


Every Child A Respectful, Accepting Learner



In Gorsewood Primary School, we value the importance of a high quality Religious Education and strive to spark children’s curiosity about religions and the mult-cultural world that we live in.  We strive to inspire pupils to take an interest in and show an appreciation and understanding of others. Our RE curriculum is well planned and takes full advantage of the rich breadth of religions within our locality.

In RE, we aim to ensure that all pupils benefit from an exciting, rich, broad, balanced, and differentiated curriculum that is matched appropriately to their ages, abilities and aptitudes. Our well-planned curriculum ensures the progressive, chronological development of religious concepts, knowledge and skills; and for the pupils to develop a love for the world that we live in.


In Gorsewood Primary School, we use the ‘RE and Lanchashire SACRE’ scheme of work as the basis for our planning.  We have adopted an enquiry based approach, using key questions to allow children to explore topics from different perspectives. RE is taught one lesson every week. There is a whole school long term curriculum plan and an RE skill progression document.  To ensure we provide children with a broad knowledge of religions, the long term overview enables a range of religions to be taught.

Each unit has clear end points to keep outcomes focussed and allow for learning to be adapted to challenge and support as needed.  Enquiry organisers are used to ensure children understand where the unit fits into the world we live in.  Key vocabulary for each unit is also taught in lessons, to enrich language. Teachers employ a range of teaching strategies in lessons and where possible learning is enriched through the use of visitors, visits and resources.  RE work is displayed in a whole class book.

As a school we celebrate key religious events and figures throughout the year. Collective worship times enable reflection and stories to be shared from a range of religions. 

RE naturally provides many opportunities for spiritual, moral, social and cultural  (SMSC) development. Teachers plan these into lessons and encourage children to question and reflect.


All pupils will have a secure knowledge of religious concepts, facts, skills and practices. Pupils will also have a firm understanding of different cultures and beliefs. Children will be taught the value of acceptance and respect in the world that we live in and that even if beliefs are different to another, acknowledgement and acceptance of this is key to lifelong success. Pupils will be curious and be armed with the resilience and problem solving skills to investigate further key questions as they move onto their next learning journey.




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Gorsewood Primary School

Gorsewood Road, Murdishaw, Runcorn, WA7 6ES