Faith and worship corner
Colourful wall display about religious education
Christian wall display


Key person responsible    - G Hodgson 


At Embsay CofE (VC) Primary School, we believe that it is vital for all our pupils to learn from and about religion, so that they can understand the world around them. Through Religious Education, pupils develop their knowledge of the world faiths, and their understanding and awareness of the beliefs, values and traditions of other individuals, societies, communities and cultures. We encourage our pupils to ask questions about the world and to reflect on their own beliefs, values and experiences.  

Child friendly version - Children should learn about RE in a way that allows them to explore big questions about life in order to find out what people believe and what difference it makes to how they live , so that they can make sense of religion and worldviews, reflecting on their own ideas and ways of living.  

Key points teaching: 

  • The RE LTP is to be used as a basis for planning– 3 syllabi – Understanding Christianity, North Yorkshire Agreed Syllabus and Leeds Diocesan syllabus 
  • RE is taught in either weekly discrete lessons or longer blocked lesson equivalent to 45(KS1)/1 hour ( KS2) per week 
  • Work to be recorded in either RE Big Book or individual RE books 
  • Diversity links/ discussions are recorded in back of RE Big Book  

Key points assessment: 

  • Assessment to be carried out half termly using RE assessment sheets. Objectives that have been covered should be highlighted.  
  • Half termly assessments to be saved on Sharepoint with children who have met/ exceeded or are emerging identified.   
  • Master copies of blank assessment sheets are saved on Sharepoint  

Supporting documentation 

  • RE LTP 
  • North Yorkshire  Agreed Syllabus 
  • Understanding Christianity 
  • Leeds Diocesan Syllabus 

Wider curriculum links 

  • School Ethos 
  • Visitors/ Visits  
  • St. Mary’s Church 
  • P4C discussions  
  • Rewind to Eater/ Rewind to Christmas days 
  • Leavers service 
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