Religious Education

Being a Church School, Religious Education plays an important part of our curriculum. Having a personal ‘religious literacy’ is critical in our children becoming the courageous, strong and loving individuals we aspire to; a key aim within our vision.

Our Intent for RE:

At Warton Nethersole’s, our intent is that children leave us as accepting, sensitive and mindful young people. Our aim is that our children will be knowledgeable about Christianity and will be able to compare and contrast Christianity to other world religions. We want our pupils to be considerate to those of all faiths and none. We seek to do this by providing engaging RE lessons based on Understanding Christianity (2/3 of our curriculum) and the Ealing Syllabus, which encourage discussion, debate and reflection. We aim for our children to visit places of worship in the local area and further afield as well as meeting and spending time with people of different faiths to their own.

Implementation – Our RE Curriculum:

Implementation – Skills Progression

We have 6 key skills for RE that we aim for all children to practise and master over their time at Warton. These skills will be acquired by the children through high-quality RE teaching and provision in our school. These skills will start to develop from Reception right through to Year Six.

  • Investigation
    • Asking questions
    • Gathering and learning information
  • Interpretation
    • Drawing meaning from artefacts, artwork, poetry, symbols
    • Suggesting meanings of religious stories
  • Reflection
    • Reflecting on feelings, experience, attitudes, beliefs, values, relationships and practices and considering our response to this.
  • Empathy
    • Identifying feelings such as love, wonder, forgiveness and sorrow
    • Consider the thoughts, feelings, beliefs, attitudes and values of others
    • Seeing the world through the eyes of others and seeing issues from their points of view.
  • Making Connections
    • Comparing Christianity to other religions in terms of beliefs, opinions and facts
    • Making links between religions and the lives of individuals.
  • Expression
    • Articulating beliefs, ideas and values
    • Debating in an appropriate to consider a range of views
    • Responding to different religions and beliefs through a variety of media

Impact – How effectively is RE in expressing our vision and ensuring our pupils flourish?