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RE Curriculum

RE Coordinator

Mrs Stanfield

I'm Mrs Stanfield and I am the RE coordinator.

My name is Mrs Stanfield and I am the RE coordinator at Rossington St Michael’s.
I am currently in my 10th year teaching at this school and have been RE coordinator for 8 years.
Our vision of All are Welcome, All are Accepted, All Achieve and All are Loved encompass everything we do at St Michael’s.
I have been very fortunate to be part of the amazing journey the school has been part of and have supported staff formulating our school’s vision.
The school offers a wide variety of opportunities for children to be involved in our Christian faith around our school such as: prayer leaders, worship council, young leaders and younger leaders.

How we teach our RE Curriculum

Understanding Christianity
Our school’s RE curriculum has been designed to cater for the needs of our children and have taken into account the different religions we have in our school.

Our curriculum is planned using Understanding Christianity and Discovery RE using guidance from the Doncaster agreed syllabus.

Understanding Christianity helps all teachers support pupils in developing their own thinking and their understanding of Christianity, as a contribution to their understanding of the world and their own experience within it.

The aims of Understanding Christianity are:

  • To enable pupils to know about and understand Christianity as a living world faith, by exploring core theological concepts
  • To enable pupils to develop knowledge and skills in making sense of biblical texts and understanding their impact in the lives of Christians
  • To develop pupils’ abilities to connect, critically reflect upon, evaluate and apply their learning to their own growing understanding of religion and belief (particularly Christianity), of themselves, the world and human experience.
Discovery RE
Throughout the year, children will also learn about other faiths and religions.

For this teaching, we use Discovery RE. Other religions are taught across the school and cover Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism.

These lessons are delivered in engaging and challenging ways to develop children’s confidence in expressing their own theological ideas and their own religious literacy skills.


How our curriculum has been designed. 

Our Key Concepts:

Believing (Making Sense)

Behaving (Understanding Impact, Expressing)

Belonging (Making Connections, Living)

These concepts have been linked with the Key Concepts from Discovery RE, Understanding Christianity and Doncaster SACRE.

Our key concepts and the design of the curriculum thread within our theological rationale.

When children are all welcomed, accepted, achieve and are loved, then they feel safe to explore the RE concepts within Christianity and other faiths. The main faiths we will be learning about are: Christianity, Sikhism (within our school we have Sikh children), Judaism, Islam, Hinduism. However, children in our Foundation class will explore all faiths and their celebrations. When exploring the concept of believing, our children will feel welcome to share their own beliefs and those of their family and friends, they will feel accepted and loved within our school. When exploring the concept of behaving, our children will be able to talk about their own religion and those of others and how they compare and are similar. They will feel welcome, accepted, achieved and loved. When exploring the concept of belonging, our children will be able to confidently share about how they feel and help others to feel welcome, accepted, achieved and loved.

RE Curriculum Documents