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Religious Education at Lawrence

Curriculum Intent

We want our children to be open minded, independent, respectful, resilient, active, creative and forward thinking.





In every RE lesson, teachers mark books regularly to progress with their short-term planning. We offer the best possible support for all of our pupils, including our EAL children. Skills in RE develop each year. 


Our staff use baseline assessments to regularly assess what the children know as the topic progresses and inform their future planning.


Assessment information is integral to our monitoring cycle.  Our monitoring cycle is developed at the beginning of each academic year.  Monitoring in RE includes: lesson observations, book scrutiny and pupil voice.


Curriculum Overview


RE Overview EYFS to Year 6


Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term


The EYFS curriculum allows for flexible planning to respond to current events in the setting as well as the interests of children. We ensure our curriculum provides children with opportunities tO:

  • talk about past and present events in their own lives and in the lives of family members

  • know that other children don’t always enjoy the same things, and are sensitive to this

  • know about similarities and differences between themselves & others, & among families, communities & traditions

Where do we belong? Which times are special and why? What is special about our world? Which people are special and why? Which places are special and why? What stories are special and why? Christians, Hindus, Muslims and Jewish people



1.7 What does it mean to belong to a faith community? 


 Christians, Muslims and Jewish people 


1.6 How and why do we celebrate special and sacred times?


 Christians,Muslims and Jewish people


1.4 How can we learn from sacred books?


Christians,Muslims and Jewish people

1.5 What makes some places sacred? 


 Christians,Muslims and Jewish people



1.1 Who is a Christian and what do they believe?




1.3 Who is Jewish and what do they believe?


Jewish people


1.2 Who is a Muslim and what do they believe?




1.8 How should we care for others and the world and why does it matter?


 Christians, Jewish people


L2.6 Why do some people think that life is like a journey and what significant experiences mark this? 


Christians, Hindus or Jewish people


 L2.7 What does it mean to be Christian in Britain today?




 L2.2 Why is the Bible so important for Christians today?




L2.1 What do different people believe about God? 


Hindus - compare with Christians,  and Muslims


L2.4 Why do people pray?


Christians, Hindus and Muslims 


L2.3 Why is Jesus inspiring to some people? Christians



L2.5 Why are festivals important to religious communities?

Religions and world views: 

Hindus - Diwali

Christians - Harvest, Pentecost, Christmas, Easter

Muslims - Pillars of Islam, Eid




L2.9 What can we learn from religions about deciding what is right and wrong?


Christians and nonreligious people


L2.8 What does it mean to be in Hindu in Britain today?






U2.6 What does it mean to be a Muslim in Britain today?




U2.2 What would Jesus do? (Can we live by the values of Jesus in the 21st century?) 




U2.1 Why do some people think God exists? 


Christians, nonreligious (Humanists)


U2.7 What matters most to Christians and Humanists? 


Christians and nonreligious (Humanists)



U2.4 If God is everywhere, why go to a place of worship?


Christians, Hindus and  Jewish people




U2.8 What difference does it make to believe in Ahimsa, Grace or Ummah?


Christians, Muslims  and Hindus (recap)

U2.5 Is it better to express your beliefs in arts and architecture or in charity and generosity? 


Christians, Muslims  and non-religious (Humanists)

U2.3 What do religions say to us when life gets hard? 


Christians, Hindus and non-religious responses

Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education 2020–2025

The purpose of RE at Lawrence


Religious Education at Lawrence contributes dynamically to children and young people’s education in schools by provoking challenging questions about meaning and purpose in life, beliefs about God, ultimate reality, issues of right and wrong and what it means to be human.


In RE our children will learn about and from religions and worldviews in local, national and global contexts, to discover, explore and consider different answers to these questions. They will learn to evaluate wisdom from different sources, to develop and express their insights in response, and to agree or disagree respectfully. 

Religious Education at Lawrence


What matters most to Christians and Humanists?