St Wulstan's Catholic Primary School

We come to school to Love, Learn and Share in the Light of Jesus

Church Lane, Wolstanton, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire. ST5 0EF

01782 973722

RE Teaching and Learning

At St Wulstan’s Religious Education is the core curriculum subject, 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. Our curriculum is planned and taught to ensure that children have opportunities to be creative, embrace the teachings of the Bible, and reflect on their previous understanding, whilst strengthening their own faith and beliefs. 


All children are assessed at the end of each unit of work, using unit markers which outline end of unit expectations.

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.  

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

The Diocese use a 4-yearly cycle of assessment, to enable staff and leaders to monitor and moderate Religious Education. The assessment strands are:

*The Liturgical Year


*Living as Christians including prayer

*Celebrating the Sacraments


Staff meetings are held termly, where staff have opportunity to review work, and use the age-related standards assessment grids to ensure that they have the evidence needed to make their judgements.