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Rauceby Church of England


Religious Education

What is our aim for our RE learners?

The school’s intention is to promote the spiritual, moral, cultural and intellectual development of children.  We enable children to develop knowledge not only of Christianity but also of other world religions, especially those that are the main faiths of children within our school and within the area of Lincolnshire.  Children reflect on what it means to have a faith (or none) and to develop their own spiritual knowledge and understanding.  This is achieved by encouraging children to explore and respond to these aspects of religion and draw upon their own experiences.

How is RE taught at Rauceby?

Religious Education will be taught explicitly each week. It will follow the locally agreed syllabus for Lincolnshire using Understanding Christianity to deliver the Christianity units. Three other main world religions will be taught spirally, allowing children to build upon their knowledge from previous years. Opportunities to explore to explore other religions and world views such as Judaism, Atheism and Humanism are also provided as additional units throughout both key stages. Teaching and Learning will be based on the key concepts outlined in the Lincolnshire agreed syllabus:

Living – The ways in which people practise their beliefs

Believing - Where beliefs come from, how they have changed over time, how they are applied differently in different contexts and how they relate to each other.

Thinking- Finding out how and whether things make sense, questioning, debating and considering questions of morality and ethics.


Units of work are sequenced to build on prior knowledge and learning from previous units and previous year groups. For each unit, a pre and post mind map is used to track progression of understanding. Quizzes and knowledge organiser activities can also be used to support AFL. Progress is assessed more formally at the end of each phase based on work completed and teacher assessment of knowledge.


Opportunities for cross curricular learning will be sought. For example – using religious texts in Literacy or guided reading, links to Music, Art Geography and Science where possible.


Visitors from different faiths are welcomed into school to share information and promote cultural awareness and understanding and opportunities to visit places of worship, such as visits to the Sleaford Islamic Centre and Lincoln Cathedral, are planned into the curriculum.


What do we want our children to achieve?

Religious Literacy is developed through a broad and balanced RE curriculum. Pupils are confident talking about beliefs and can hold informed and balanced conversations about religions and beliefs in a respectful way. The knowledge and understanding gained through a broad, challenging RE curriculum ensure that pupils move forward with a wider cultural awareness and a sense of being part of a diverse, global community.