Castle Bromwich

Infant and Nursery School

Reach for the Stars

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Intent - Religion and beliefs inform our values and are reflected in what we say and how we behave. RE is an important subject in developing an individual’s knowledge and understanding of the religions and beliefs which form part of society. Religious education provokes challenging questions about the meaning and purpose of life, beliefs about God, ones self and the issues of right and wrong, and what it means to be human. It can develop pupils’ knowledge and understanding of principal religions, other religious traditions and worldwide views.  RE also contributes to pupils’ personal development and well-being. It offers opportunities for personal reflection and spiritual development, deepening the understanding of the significance of religion in the lives of others – individually, communally and cross culturally.


Curriculum Drivers

Big ideas


  • Learning for Life
  • Learning together; Making connections
  • Learning and Living Healthily
  • Learnning and Living in our Community and the Wider World

Ofsted  outcomes
British Values
Critical thinking and Growth Mindset
Personal Development

Christiany, Buddhism, Hinduism Islam Judasim Sikhism

  • Progression of skills and knowledge
  • Builds on, embeds and deepens prior learning
  • Enquiry, discussion underpin teaching and learning.

to ensure depth

subject knowledge,

detailed planning


Implementation – Our RE curriculum is delivered through ‘The Discovery RE scheme of work’ which is a locally agreed syllabus. We will adopt the infant scheme of work aged 4-7. It uses an enquiry based approach to teaching and learning. This is based upon four steps of enquiry, engagement, investigation, evaluation and expression. Christianity is taught in every year group, with Christmas and Easter given new focus each year, developing the learning in a progressive way. Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism are also covered. Humanist perspectives are added when appropriate in some enquiries. It supports Ofsted outcomes, SMSC, British Values, Anti-radicalisation, critical thinking, growth mindset and personal development. The in-built’ assessment processes within each scheme allows for evidence of ‘impact’ to be easily captured and recorded.  This is supported further by our tracking software ‘Insights’.



Support and challenge

Retaining knowledge

  • Modelling through clear presentation of subject matter
  • Responsive and adaptive to the needs of children
  • Assessment for learning throughout
  • Promoting independence through learning and play
  • Impactful questioning that promotes deeper thinking and talk
  • Promoting the use of everyday language
  • Developmentally appropriate that leads to high levels of productivity
  • Scaffolding through resources, models, peer support and adult interaction
  • Addressing errors at the point of misconception
  • Delving deeper through questioning, both adult led and child led
  • Use feedback, learning conversations, play partnering and sustained shared thinking strategies to reinforce and extend learning
  • Sequential mapping and skills progression that revisits and reinforces taught content
  • Learning environment that reinforces taught knoweldge and encourages application to new learning with continuous provision inviting children to turn to science as part of their play and exploration



  • Impact –
  • Makes RE a learning experience to look forward to, the enquiry approach makes RE exciting and engaging for both teachers and children
  • Provides a safe enquiry space
  • Encourages the big questions
  • Enhances critical thinking and evaluation skills
  • Supports spiritual development
  • Equips them for a world of diversity