Our Lady & St. Werburgh's Catholic Primary School

Fiat Voluntas Dei - May God's will be done

Seabridge Lane, Clayton, Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 4AG

(01782) 973 888

Religious Education

Religious Education is the core curriculum subject in our school, making up at least 10% of the total curriculum time. 

We follow the Birmingham Diocesan Strategy, 'Learning and Growing as the People of God'. Children are taught the strategy from the Nursery class up to Year 6. Each unit builds upon children's prior learning from the previous year and enables progression of knowledge, understanding and skills to develop children's understanding of our Catholic faith. Children are given opportunities to learn in a wide variety of ways, including learning through studying scipture and Bible stories, prayer and liturgy, guided mediations, reflections, art, drama, etc.

RE: Curriculum Intent, Implementation and Impact

Overview of RE:

Below is an overview of which units are taught in each year group, including which strands each unit covers:


There is a 4-yearly cycle of assessment, to enable staff and leaders to monitor and moderate the quality of Religious Education. The assessment focus for this year is The Sacraments. The other assessment strands are:

*The Liturgical Year


*Living as Christians including Prayer