"They shall have life, life in all its fullness." (John 10:10)


R.E. Curriculum

 ‘They shall have life, life in all its fullness’ (John 10:10)



At Mossley, we embrace our Christian foundations by providing many rich opportunities for children to develop as individuals within a stimulating and safe environment. Our warm, caring ethos incorporates our Christian values within the everyday life of our school. We believe that every child should thrive and be the person they are fully capable of being.

As a Church of England school situated in Cheshire East, we use the Chester Diocese plans alongside the SACRE agreed syllabus to teach Religious Education in our school. This syllabus contributes dynamically to our pupils’ education by provoking challenging questions about meaning and purpose in life, beliefs about God, issues of life and death, issues of right and wrong and what it means to be human. This not only provides our pupils with a solid understanding of the Christianity, but also offers them with the opportunity to explore different world faiths. Our curriculum is designed to deliver essential knowledge to our pupils so that they become well-rounded citizens of the world. The RE curriculum is well sequenced to ensure that knowledge is built upon and taught to be remembered.



Every pupil has a statutory entitlement to Religious Education as it makes a distinctive contribution to a broad and balanced curriculum. Every unit of RE that is taught has an enquiry question that provides an over-arching thread. Specific vocabulary is also assigned to each individual unit. Prior learning is engaged at the beginning of each lesson to ensure that pupil knowledge is built upon. This approach is informed by research-based pedagogy, such as Rosenshine’s Principles of Instruction, to ensure information is presented in small steps, clearly explained, there are many opportunities to talk, answer questions, explain their learning and work independently. A typical lesson in RE would follow this structure:

We see Religious Education as an essential part of the curriculum and should be relevant, worthwhile and accessible to all, with substantive knowledge being displayed through golden threads through each of the key stages. We aim to meet the full entitlement of every child in our school. Our curriculum will express that all pupils are loved and valued by God as part of creation. 

We strongly believe that the purpose of RE is about religious literacy. This means we aim for children to be able to hold a balanced and well-informed conversation about religion and belief. In order to fulfil this purpose we provide a balance of theology, philosophy and human/social sciences within our RE lessons.



Through our RE curriculum, our children develop into well rounded individuals who gain knowledge and understanding of a range of religions and word views, appreciating diversity, continuity and change within the religions.

We reflect upon the impact of our intent and implementation and identifying ways in which we can improve outcomes for our children, not only through data, lesson observations, book looks and learning walks, but also through pupils voice that provides us with a crucial insight into pupil’s understanding and how to develop this further.

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Mossley C.E Primary School

Boundary Lane, Congleton, Cheshire, CW12 3JA

Mrs B Hawtin or Mrs L Knibbs

Tel: 01260 272451Email: office@mossleyce.cheshire.sch.uk

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