What makes an effective Religious Education student at Weston?

Religious Education makes a distinctive contribution to the Weston Curriculum. It is the school’s vision to develop pupil’s knowledge and understanding of religion, religious beliefs, practices, language and traditions and their influence on individuals, communities, societies and cultures. Our curriculum enables pupils to consider and respond to a range of important questions related to their own spiritual development, the development of values and attitudes and fundamental questions concerning the meaning and purpose of life.

At Weston Primary we teach Halton's Agreed Syllabus which is has adopted the Lancashire RE Agreed Syllabus.  This  promotes children’s spiritual, moral, social, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils.  It also prepares all pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of the present and the future.

The principal aim for RE in Halton is :

'To support pupils' personal quest for meaning by engaging enquiry into the question "What is it to be human?" exploring answers offered by religion and beliefs.'

The Field of Enquiry of the Agreed Syllabus secures for the school a syllabus for RE which enables pupils to be aware of a variety of responses to the question – “What does it mean to be human?” This study will, as required by law, progress from Early Years Foundation Stage to Year 6.


About RE

The following strategies and aims underpin the effective delivery of Religious Education at Weston  Primary School. 

  • Religious education will be taught discretely and developmentally.  It will include the deepening of knowledge, and understanding of key theological ideas and their application to life.
  • Ample opportunities will be offered for children to apply and use their knowledge and skills in cross-curricular studies to deepen their understanding of religious truths and think creatively.
  • Engagement with their own and others’ beliefs and values will help to develop good attitudes and dispositions so that children are instilled with a love of learning and a desire to go on learning.
  • Engagement with difficult questions of meaning and purpose which everyone has to face will enable them to think critically about their own questions of meaning and purpose.
  • Offer the children a sense of self-worth through their experience of belonging to a caring community and an awareness of the demands of religious commitment in everyday life.

Our RE Lead is Mrs Rhoden.

To view how we plan to develop RE over the next three years, please download the RE Action Plan from the link below. 

To view our RE Curriculum Map for 2022-2023 please download the file below.  

RE Progression in Skills  in the Lancashire RE Scheme

RE National Curriculum Programme of Study 

RE Curriculum Map 2022-2023

Useful Website Links 

For videos and information on Religions of the World: 

BBC Bitesize KS1 Religious Education

BBC Bitesize KS2 Religious Education 

To find out about religions through different themes: 

RE Online



Files to Download

Contact Us

Telephone: 01928 574544


Headteacher: Helen Pitt

Weston Primary School,

Lambsickle Lane, Runcorn,

Cheshire WA7 4RA

SENCO: Laura Simpson