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Religious Education

RE policy

Religious Education is at the centre of our curriculum. In our school we use God Matters and the units of work written by Clifton Diocese. We follow guidelines set by the Diocese of Clifton, which includes 10% of the timetable each week devoted to the Religious Education curriculum. 

We teach RE in year groups as follows:

EYFS - Mrs Burden

Year 1 - Mrs Elvish

Year 2 - Mrs Loftus

Year 3 - Mrs Warry

Year 4 - Mrs Woodcock

Year 5 - Mrs Brannagan Fuller

Year 6 - Mrs Williams


The RE Curriculum units are as follows:

Creation, Prayers Saints and Feasts, Advent, Christmas, Revelation, Lent,

Holy Week, Easter, Pentecost and Sacraments.

This academic year (2023-2024) EYFS and year 3 are piloting a new RE Curriculum which follows The New Religious Education Directory 2023.

The children reflect on their learning at the end of each teaching unit and we ask them what they have learnt, what they have enjoyed learning and this year we will ask them how their learning is making links in their lives.

At the end of each lesson the children are given 'next steps' learning which helps them to reflect and share their views and opinions. 

Our RE Curriculum incorporates other faith teaching during planned faith weeks. During these weeks the class will focus on a faith during their writing, guided reading, RE and topic sessions. Looking at the beliefs, festivals and celebrations, special objects and clothing as well as stories from that faith. This year our Faith weeks will focus on Judaism and Islam. 

Children are taught to respect and value the beliefs of others in a non-judgemental environment. We aim for children to develop their religious and moral understanding to sustain them through later life and to help them develop an understanding of Christian beliefs and the faiths of others. 

Relationships, Sex and Health Education

The program we use for Relationship, Sex and Health Education Programme is a scheme approved by the Diocese called Journey in Love. We use this as well as some materials from Jigsaw, the PSHE scheme we follow, ensuring this is taught inline with Christian beliefs and values.

Please refer to the RSHE policy for more information.

Please see our Jigsaw Subject Overview for more detail on our PSHE programme.


We welcome Fr Francis to Our Lady's.

The new Priest for St Luke and St Teresa's Church.


Hall Displays

Each class focussed on prayer and reflection. They used their ideas to create a display where children were given the option to write prayers, drawer prayers or give ideas of where people could be calm. 

Faith Week