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Littleton Church of England Nursery and Infant School

Religious Studies

 Our Vision

We believe in the God-given uniqueness of every individual and value them within a loving and inclusive Christian learning community. Through our love of God, we are all shaping our school, so that each of us can flourish, achieve, develop resilience and contribute to life in all its fullness.

 “The school vision underpins a rich and innovative curriculum which meets the needs of all pupils, including the most disadvantaged. Pupils are excited and stimulated by their learning and, as a result, they work hard, do their best and achieve standards that are at or higher than those expected nationally” SIAMS Report.


RE at Littleton

Religious Education (RE) enables pupils to develop their knowledge and understanding of religions, traditions and worldviews, recognising their local, national and global contexts.  RE provokes challenging questions about the ultimate meaning and purpose of life, beliefs about God, the self and the nature of reality, issues of right and wrong and what it means to be human. The subject also provides all pupils with the opportunity to both ask questions and begin to express their own views in response to the material they learn about and in response to questions about their ideas.

It supports British Values by promoting and deepening understanding, respect and tolerance by appreciating diversity and difference whilst recognising similarities.

RE at Littleton CE Nursery and Infant School is a core academic subject and as such is given the same status as other core subjects within the National Curriculum. We follow the LDBS Syllabus for Religious Education.

In our most recent SIAMS inspection in September 2019, the quality of our Religious Education teaching was judged as excellent.


Aims and Pedagogy for Religious Education  

  • To know about and understand Christianity as a diverse global living faith through the exploration of core beliefs using an approach that critically engages with biblical text.
  • To gain knowledge and understanding of a range of religious and worldviews appreciating diversity, continuity and change within the religions and worldviews studied.
  • To engage with challenging questions of meaning and purpose raised by human existence and experience.
  • To explore their own religious, spiritual and philosophical ways of living, believing and thinking.


Time Allocation

We place greater emphasis on Christianity in our school scheme, with 2/3 of our teaching based around Christianity. RE at Littleton is taught weekly in every year group. In Reception and Key Stage 1, it is approximately one hour per week.

Additional time is given to the teaching of RE through RE talks, activities and religious visits.  Collective Worship is also timetabled daily but is separate to our RE time allocation (please refer to our Worship policy).

Please click here to see our whole school coverage map to see how the units of learning have been organised.


Please click here to view our RE Policy