Religious Education

Religious Education (RE) Curriculum - Intent

At Carclaze, Religious Education (RE) is taught in line with the current Cornwall Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education. The intent of Religious Education at Carclaze is to help pupils to: engage confidently, constructively and reflectively with beliefs, values and lifestyles in a religiously diverse world. A religiously educated pupil at Carclaze will have the opportunity to:

  • acquire knowledge and understanding of religions in Cornwall and around the world in the present day;
  • acquire knowledge and understanding of how religious traditions have shaped the identity of Cornwall;
  • acquire and develop knowledge and understanding of Christianity and the other principal religions represented in Great Britain;
  • develop an understanding of the influence of beliefs, values and traditions on individuals, communities, societies and cultures;
  • develop the ability to make reasoned and informed judgements about issues arising from the study of religions;
  • reflect on their own beliefs, values and experiences as part of their study.


Religious Education (RE) Curriculum - Implementation

Religious education is taught in Carclaze according to the Cornwall Agreed Syllabus Religious Education 2020 to 2025.

RE is taught weekly in half-term blocks, planned by the teacher, using the RE progressive long-term maps. Work is recorded in project books and can be evidenced with a variety of outcomes including written pieces, artwork and photographs.

By the end of Year 6, pupils will have learnt about the beliefs, teachings and practices of the great religious traditions of the world, with a particular focus on Christianity. This will include celebrating Harvest, Easter and Christmas in special assemblies.

Pupils would have been given time to reflect on their own faith, values and responses and to develop the qualities of commitment, fairness, respect, self-understanding, enquiry and openness. These qualities are also explored further during a half-termly focus on a value such as respect, linking with PSHE teaching.

Pupils would also have acquired skills to enable them to learn about religion such as investigation, interpretation, reflection, empathy, evaluation, analysis, application, expression and collaboration.


Religious Education (RE) Curriculum - Impact

Impact of the curriculum in Religious Education is monitored through:  

  • Learning Conversations – pupils are able to talk confidently about their learning in Religious Education to adults and to each other. 
  • Images and videos of the children’s practical learning.  
  • Lesson visits 
  • Additional Assessment opportunities: 
    • self-assessment 
    • peer assessment 
    • group assessment 
    • targeted questioning