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


Our RE Leader is Mrs E Ford.

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 creative ways, including learning through studying Bible stories, guided mediations, reflections, prayer, liturgy, art, drama, etc.


All children are assessed at the end of each unit of work, using unit markers which outline end of unit expectations. Children in Key Stage 2 also self-assess against each assessment step to enable them to better understand their attainment and progress.

These end-of-unit assessments help teachers to validate a 'best-fit' judgement for RE attainment at the end of each term, which is tracked on our school tracking system and reported to governors and directors on a termly basis.  

Three children are also tracked in RE throughout the year, using the Diocesan 'Age-Related Expectations' grid. This enables staff to ensure that all assessment points are planned for during the year. 

Samples of work are moderated throughout the year, both at school and collegiate level, to ensure consistency in RE assessment. 

Additionally, there is a 4-yearly cycle of assessment, to enable staff and leaders to monitor and moderate Religious Education. The assessment focus for this year is Living as Christians including Prayer. The other assessment strands are:

*The Liturgical Year


*Celebrating the Sacraments


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