Religious Education

Religious Education at Mobberley CE Primary School allows all our learners to explore and develop a relationship with God and Jesus Christ as well as explore other major world faiths. We follow the Cheshire East Agreed Syllabus 2022 and enhance this with elements of Understanding Christianity and the 11 Christian theological concepts: Good News, Christian Community, God, Incarnation, Kingdom of God, Forgiveness, Salvation, Resurrection, Discipleship, Holy Spirit and Creation.

Every pupil has a statutory entitlement to Religious Education as it makes a distinctive contribution to a broad and balanced curriculum. Pupils are given the opportunity to explore the role and significance of religion in society and the important beliefs and values that shape the world today.

Religious Education helps pupils understand the religious experience of others and the ways in which it gives a sense of purpose and meaning in their lives. Pupils are introduced to a variety of world faiths and are encouraged to respect the beliefs of others through a knowledge and enquiry-based approach to learning. During all key stages, a secular or non-religious worldview will be taught as appropriate.  Plurality and diversity of religious and non-religious groups is reflected in all units of work.

Six broad themes are used to create enquiry questions that thread through and connect content from Early Years to Year Six. These golden threads are:

God the world and self

What do people believe about God, the world and the self?


Who/what do people follow? Why?

How do people interact with sources of authority?

Personal Belief

How do my personal beliefs affect the way life is lived?

Marking life’s journey

How does my worldview affect how I mark life’s journey?

Religious/Non-religious Worldview in the wider world

How does my worldview relate to the wider world?


What does it mean to belong to a Religious/Non-religious community?

Mapping out our Golden Threads at Mobberley CE Primary School

RE Long Term Golden Threads

Religious Education Policy 2023: Religious Education Policy Mobberley CE Primary School

Collective Worship and Spirituality Policy: Collective Worship Policy Mobberley CE Primary School

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Discover more about our partners and the resources used within our RE curriculum by following the links below:

RE Assessment at Mobberley CE Primary School

To ensure children are making progress within RE, each enquiry has built-in assessment. This task is the formal opportunity for teacher assessment of the children’s knowledge of that religion, depth of critical thinking, and ability to answer the enquiry question. This stand-alone evidence is used in conjunction with other evidence such as records of discussions and annotations from other lessons within the enquiry. As with all subjects, progress for each child will be tracked by the leadership team: RE Whole school assessment TRACKER  


Essential Religious and Worldview Overview

Reception Class: Reception Class Long Term RE Plan

Year 1: Year 1 Long Term RE Plan

Year 2: Year 2 Long Term RE Plan

Year 3: Year 3 Long Term RE Plan

Year 4: Year 4 Long Term RE Plan

Year 5: Year 5 Long Term RE Plan

Year 6: Year 6 Long Term RE Plan

SMSC in Religious Education (R.E )

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SMSC stands for; spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.


The Spiritual aspect of SMSC is embedded in our lessons, with pupils often being given opportunity to reflect on how the things they have learnt can affect and influences their own lives.

Pupils’ spiritual development is shown by their:

•  Beliefs, religious or otherwise, which inform their perspective on life and their interest in and respect for different people’s feeling and values

•  Sense of enjoyment and fascination in learning about themselves, others and the world around them, including the intangible

•  Use of imagination and creativity in their learning

•  Willingness to reflect on their experiences.


The moral aspect of SMSC asks pupils to consider the moral issues of the topics that are being addressed, such as the role of humans and the environment.

Pupils’ moral development in shown by their:

•  Ability to recognise the difference between right and wrong and their readiness to apply this understanding in their own lives

•  Understanding of the consequences of their actions

•  Interest in investigating, and offered reasoned views about, moral and ethical issues.


Within Religious Education pupils are given the opportunity to develop their social skills through debate, speaking and listening, group work and using a variety of modern media. We also reflect on issues of community cohesion and the affect religion has on individuals.

Pupils’ social development is shown by their:

•  Use of a range of social skills in different contexts, including working and socialising with pupils from different religious, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds

•  Willingness to participate in a variety of social settings, cooperating will with others and being able to resolve conflicts effectively

•  Interest in and understanding of, the way communities and societies function at a variety of levels.


Religion, Morality and Social skills are underpinned by the culture we live in. Within Religious Studies we look at issues of  how religious beliefs affects the culture we live in. We also review world faiths and show the importance of the influence of culture and religion often go hand in hand throughout the world.

Pupils’ cultural development is shown by their:

•  Understanding and appreciation of the wide range of cultural influences that have shaped their own heritage

•  Willingness to participate in, and respond to, for example, artistic, musical, sporting, mathematical, technological, scientific and cultural opportunities

•  Interest in exploring, understanding of, and respect for cultural diversity and the extent to which they understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity, as shown by their attitudes towards different religious, ethnic and socio-economic groups in the local, national and global communities.