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Religious Education


The RE Curriculum at Linacre aims to provide the children with the knowledge of a range or religions. The children are encouraged to celebrate their own and others religions as well as show curiosity about different faiths and beliefs. We are a proud to be a diverse school in which we share our own experiences in a mutual respected way. At Linacre, we follow the Sefton Syllabus (2021-2026) which is based on Christians, Muslims, Hindus and Judaism for Reception Class - Christians, Muslims, and Hindus in Key Stage 1 - Christians, Muslims, Hindus, Judaism and non-religious people (Humanists) in Key Stage 2.


We build upon the child’s growing awareness of him/herself, relationships with others and the natural world and their relationship with God. We do this by provoking challenging questions about the meaning and purpose in life, beliefs about God, ultimate reality, issues of right and wrong and what it means to be human. In RE, pupils learn about and from and worldwide views in local, national and global contexts in order to discover, explore and consider different answers to these questions.


The teaching of RE, equips pupils with systematic knowledge and understanding of a range of religions and worldviews which enables them to develop their ideas and values and identities. The teaching sequences are based upon prior knowledge where the children are able to explore and draw on previous knowledge of a religion in a more complex way.



RE is taught for 30 minutes to 1 hour a week depending on the lesson content. Each lesson is planned and taught using the Sefton Syllabus (2021-2026) and it builds on the children’s prior knowledge of each religion being taught. The children have opportunities to explore stories, show curiosity by asking questions, examine and explore religious symbols and artifacts, and to visit places of worship in their local community.


Teachers have a range of strategies to assess RE at the end of each lesson and/or unit. This can consist of worship time, quizzes and class discussions. In our planning we will select appropriate areas for assessment working towards the learning outcomes. At Linacre Primary School, class teachers use both formative and summative assessments at the end of each lesson and unit of work.



The impact for all pupil’s at Linacre including disadvantaged pupils and pupils with SEND is that they will:

1. Know about and understand a range of religious and non-religious worldviews, so that they can:

  • describe, explain and analyse beliefs and practices, recognising the diversity which exists within and between communities and amongst individuals
  • identify, investigate and respond to questions posed, and responses offered, by some of the sources of wisdom found in religious and non-religious worldviews
  • appreciate and appraise the nature, significance and impact of different ways of life and ways of expressing meaning.


2. Express ideas and insights about the nature, significance and impact of religious and non-religious worldviews, so that they can:

  • explain, using reasoned arguments, their ideas about how beliefs, practices and forms of
  • expression influence individuals and communities
  • express with increasing discernment their personal reflections and critical responses to questions and teachings about identity, diversity, meaning and value, including ethical issues
  • appreciate and appraise varied dimensions of religion.



3. Gain and deploy the skills needed to engage seriously with religious and non-religious worldviews, so

that they can:

  • investigate key concepts and questions of belonging, meaning, purpose and truth, responding
  • creatively
  • enquire into what enables different individuals and communities to live together respectfully for the wellbeing of all
  • articulate clearly beliefs, values and commitments in order to explain why they may be important in their own and other people’s lives.