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Religious Education


At The Holt Primary School, we ensure that our RE curriculum helps pupils to: acquire knowledge and understanding of Christianity and the other principal religions represented in their locality and Great Britain; to appreciate the way that religious beliefs shape life and our behaviour, develop the ability to make reasoned and informed judgements about religious and moral issues and enhance their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Our RE curriculum plays an important role, along with all other curriculum areas, particularly PSHCE, in promoting the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of our pupils.

'In diversity, there is beauty and there is strength.' Maya Angelou



We follow the Lincolnshire Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education  2018-2023 produced by Lincolnshire SACRE.  Religious Education (RE) is taught to all children except those who are withdrawn by their parents. Our teaching promotes the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of our pupils. It reflects the fact that the religious traditions in Great Britain are in the main Christian whilst taking account of the teaching and practices of other principal religions represented in Great Britain. Our teaching enables pupils to acquire knowledge and understanding of religious beliefs, attitudes, practices and rituals. They will also develop their own beliefs and values by providing opportunities for persoanl reflection and spritiual development. Key skills developed through the RE curriculum include investigation and enquiry, critical thinking and reflection, empathy, interpretation, analysis and evaluation. We will not convert or steer pupils towards a particular religious belief. They will also be aware that some people have no attachment to religious beliefs and follow secular philosophies.

In all RE lessons we will reinforce our school’s characteristics of good learning:

 Respect. Reflective. Responsible. Resourceful. Resilient. Reasoning.


Our RE Curriculum is high quality, well thought out and is planned to demonstrate progression. By the end of the primary journey, we aim for all our pupils to have developed a knowledge of religious and non-religious views covered by the curriculum. They will have the skills to ask questions, share their thinking and viewpoints and demonstrate an understanding of the beliefs of others in preparation for their future.


If children are keeping up with the curriculum, they are deemed to be making good or better progress. In addition, we measure the impact of our curriculum through the following methods:

  • A reflection on standards achieved against the planned outcomes
  • A celebration of learning at the end of a unit
  • Pupil discussions about their learning

The impact of our RE curriculum will be measured by assessment procedures which allow us to measure outcomes against statements outlines within our progression documents.


Assessment procedures

Teachers will use ongoing assessment for learning techniques to support the development of vocabulary and the acquisition of new knowledge.  A range of information gathering activities such as learning flashbacks and progress pauses will be used to ascertain how well children are learning within this subject and what they need next to support their understanding.