Chester-le-Street CE Primary School


Religious Education (RE)

The Church of England’s Vision for Education leads our whole school curriculum intent: Wisdom, Hope, Dignity and Community, which is deeply Christian with the promise by Jesus of “life in all its fullness” at its heart. This is achieved through a ‘wellbeing, exciting, creative, active and nurturing curriculum,’ which promotes the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of children.

The intent of teaching Religious Education at Chester-le-Street CE Primary School, is to support and challenge pupils to reflect upon, develop and affirm their own beliefs, values and attitudes and those of others through an exploration of shared human experience and to understand the place and significance of religion in the contemporary world.

Our scheme of work is in accordance with the Durham Agreed Syllabus alongside the programme, ‘Understanding Christianity,’ which progressively builds their understanding of significant theological concepts within Christianity with their own self-understanding and understanding of the world as part of their wider religious literacy.

Please click the link below to see the content of the Durham Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education:


To find out how we organise this content into different year groups throughout the year please click on the link below.  It shows how we incorporate Understanding Christianity into our Christian units of work:

RE Long Term Plan

In addition to this we also incorporate Religious Education into our Learning Means the World Curriculum.  The curriculum skills ladder is below: