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Religious Education (R.E)

Intent for R.E


Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds, Healthy Futures.


In Religious Education at Norman Pannell we believe that engaging R.E lessons will challenge our pupils' mindsets to see the world through the eyes of others. We celebrate different ways of thinking and promote acceptance and tolerance of other people's beliefs that may be different to our own. 

Implementation for R.E:


We do the following in order to deliver our curriculum in R.E:

  • Use the Updated Liverpool Agreed Syllabus overview as a guide to support with planning and progression. We also use the plans accompanying the syllabus as a guide.
  • Ensure that lessons are engaging and offer opportunities for children to learn about a range of different religions.
  • R.E is taught 1 lesson every week from Reception - Year 6. Nursery plan for and explore different religious festivals celebrated across the year.
  • R.E links extremely well with SMSC and PSHE, where children have to explore their emotions spiritually and develop empathy for life in modern Britain.
  • We have a weekly assesmbly for Years 1-6 delivered by a company called 'Open the Book'. In these assemblies children are taught different stories from the Bible and children have the opportunity to take on active roles within the story each week. 


Key documents for implementation:


Long Term Overview for R.E 2022 -2023

Impact of R.E:


Children will make at least good progress from their last point of statutory assessment or from their starting point in Nursery.

This will be measured by the:

  • Progress from a child's starting point or from the last point of statutory assessment.


  • Pupil voice to assess understanding.
  • Book scrutiny by the subject lead and Senior Management Team.
  • Assessment tasks at the end of topics.


Children demonstrate a positive attitude towards people of any religion and show understanding of cultural beliefs different to their own. They demonstrate respectful behaviour to all and this is transferable to outside of school in the wider community and beyond.


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