Bringing Learning to Life through Religious Education

Religious Education promotes knowledge and understanding of a variety of religious traditions and cultures both within the local community and worldwide. The subject teaches learners to be aware of their own and others’ viewpoints, both religious and secular, and gives learners the skills to listen with empathy and understanding to the views of others. RE seeks to prepare learners for life in modern Britain and gives them an understanding of events both nationally and globally.

At Landgate School we follow the Wigan Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education which was revised in 2017. The scheme takes an enquiry-based approach to learning with key questions being the foundation for the various topics covered across school e.g. ‘Why do Christians celebrate Christmas?’ (KS1) or ‘What does it mean to be a Muslim?’ (KS3).

Across school RE is delivered at an appropriate level for the learners in the class through a variety of multi-sensory and engaging activities. We have a wealth of subject resources for each major world religion and are always keen to share good practise amongst staff! Theme days, educational visits and community engagement activities are also used to enhance curriculum delivery.

Whole school assemblies play a vital role in Religious Education and these take place on a half termly basis; focusing on a central theme across school such as ‘remembrance’ and also celebrating the term that has passed with achievement awards and songs.

Assessment in RE focuses on ‘learning about religion’ and ‘learning from religion’.

Long Term Plans