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Curriculum Design

Our whole curriculum is shaped by our vision and Christian Values enabling all our children to be a success, motivated and resilient.

We ensure we fully meet the requirement of the statement of entitlement for Church schools, which states that all children are to receive a high-quality Religious Education which supports them in all aspects of their learning: 

“Religious education in a Church school should enable every child to flourish and to live life in all its fullness. (John 10:10).

It will help educate for dignity and respect encouraging all to live well together” (Statement of Entitlement)

As a one and a half form entry school, our Religious Education curriculum is split into five different sections: Nursery, Reception, Key Stage 1, Lower Key Stage 2 and Upper Key Stage 2. We also run a two-year cycle of topics (Cycle A and Cycle B) to avoid repetition and meet the needs of our learners, ensuring full and deeper coverage. For each unit of RE, we have mapped out what we want children to know and what end points they need to know. These are listed on their unit assessment sheets. Teachers refer to these continuously throughout the units to enable children to acquire the knowledge and also make links with other faiths.

Children are tested on the content at the end of each unit through a half termly quiz, with opportunities at the start of each lesson to retrieve knowledge from previous learning.  

This, alongside valuable opportunities to visit key places of worship and input from religious leaders and people of faith in our local community, means our pupils develop a well-rounded understanding of religious and spiritual beliefs.

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