This page provides details about what RE looks like at Crayke Primary. It includes our Intent Statement, our coverage and progression document and our “jigsaw” explaining how teaching and learning in RE links to our four core values of Friendship, Forgiveness, Respect and Determination.
The RE Subject Leader is: Mrs Chandler.
RE Intent Statement
Ensuring access to a rich, broad and balanced curriculum, based upon and framed by our school values of Respect, Determination, Friendship and Forgiveness, is at the heart of Crayke’s provision…
The fundamental aim of Crayke Church of England Primary School is to provide opportunities for children to develop as independent, confident, successful learners with high aspirations; creating citizens of the future who know how to make a positive contribution to their community and the wider society.
Being a Crayke Theologian and Philosopher means that:
Religious Education contributes dynamically to children and young people’s education in schools by provoking challenging questions about meaning and purpose in life, beliefs about God, ultimate reality, issues of right and wrong and what it means to be human.
The purpose of RE is captured in the principal aim, which is intended to be a short-hand version for day-to-day use.
The principal aim of RE is to engage pupils in systematic enquiry into significant human questions which religion and worldviews address, so that they can develop the understanding and skills needed to appreciate and appraise varied responses to these questions, as well as develop responses of their own.
Meeting North Yorkshire requirements, by following the ‘North Yorkshire Agreed Syllabus for RE’ (NASRE) and ‘Understanding Christianity’ (UC) we deliver a rich, broad and balanced curriculum. Crayke engages all learning styles using a variety of resources which support the teaching of the curriculum. The wider learning culture is promoted through our school values of ‘Determination, Respect, Friendship and Forgiveness’ and through a culture of our aspirational ‘Crayke Growth Mindset’.
The EYFS part of the NYASRE and UC is taught in a variety of ways through adult-led and adult-supported tasks and child initiated learning in well resourced provision areas, both indoors and outdoors.
KS1 & KS2:
Using the NYASRE and UC units of work, we follow a rolling 2 year programme (Year A and Year B) This ensures that all key topics are covered and supports the progression of skills across our mixed age classes.
Our curriculum is built through a thematic, topic-based approach, where possible, which makes connections in skills and knowledge.
Where appropriate, we block learning in order to immerse children fully. Where relevant and possible, we offer enrichment activities to motivate, excite and inspire pupils in the form of ‘Stunning Starts’, ‘Marvellous Middles’ and ‘Fabulous Finishes’ – these may take the form of trips, visitors, theme days, achievement assemblies, exhibitions etc..
We link our topics to key texts from the religions covered, that will enrich language and provide context to learning; our topics will be learning challenges based around a key question ‘the big question’ as a starting point e.g. ‘If God is everywhere, why go to a place of worship?’ We follow our lesson structure (see attached) making connections and spotting values through our RE lessons
Impact will be measured by assessing against the NYASRE and UC assessment statements through ‘Insight pupil tracking’ as:
Crayke theologians and philosophers will be able to demonstrate the essential characteristics of RE detailed in the Intent section above.
They will successfully be able to:
They will use the school Christian values of Respect, Determination, Friendship and Forgiveness to drive their RE attainment and show progress against the milestones alongside demonstrating aspiration, confidence, independence as they develop in to citizens of the future.