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Whinless Down Academy

Whinless Down Academy



Our RE lessons are intended to offer a broad and rich RE curriculum .

Through each unit, children will know about and understand a range of religions and world views beyond their own experiences.

The intent is to make sure that children understand the relevance of RE in today’s modern world and how it affects our lives.

Children are able to articulate what religion and what it is for.

They will be able to identify, investigate and respond to a variety of issues. SMSC, personal growth and community cohesion are featured throughout each non-statutory strand and are there to ensure opportunities for children to develop positive attitudes and values and to reflect on and relate their learning in RE to their own experiences.


We have lessons to offer a broad range of study for children studying RE. We have suggested specific series of lessons for each year group, which will offer structure and narrative but are no means to be used exclusively, rather to be used to support planning.

How is it planned to ensure progression of skills and knowledge EYFS, KS1 and KS2.

The overview, a journey record pack and additional resources to help the teacher support the progress of children’s learning. An example of key words has been included to show the progression skills around the specific language involved in the children’s learning, so teachers can assess their understanding and progress through vocabulary as well.

Assessment – linked with the question model children answer at the start and at the end. This will need to be shared at staff meetings.


  • The impact of using our WDAT mode based on the guidance and training from RE today as the basis of our RE curriculum will be for children to have a better understanding of the religions that make up the UK landscape and how they can learn from and work alongside each other to create community cohesion. 
  • All children will be more informed about their position in the world, and the decisions they can make impacting their future.
  • All children in school will be able to talk confidently about their wellbeing, moral and cultural development for the society in which they live.
  • The RE curriculum will promote inquisitive minds, respect, tolerance and understanding for all those around them including themselves.
  • Our suggested lessons enable high quality work to be produced and evidenced, showcasing a deep understanding of the main religions of the world, their community and their future. This evidence will be seen through using the correct vocabulary, explanations and respectful opinions, as well as cross-curricular evidence, for example religious and cultural art work, drama, craft and presentations.
  • Impact will be seen by all teachers and children enjoying the experience of teaching and learning RE and understanding how it can help them in their future.