A Quality RE lesson at Eastway

In these lessons you should see:


Early Years

Through celebrations and circle times children will learn about their own lives and the lives of family members. They will learn that other children don’t always enjoy the same things, and be sensitive to this. They will know about similarities and differences between themselves and others, and among families, communities and traditions.


KS1 and KS2

RE is usually taught as a standalone subject. Planning follows follow the Wirral agreed syllabus. A whole class RE book will capture pupil’s experiences, their discussions and reflections.

In planning and teaching RE, teachers should provide effective learning opportunities for all pupils by

setting suitable learning challenges responding to pupils’ diverse learning needs and overcoming potential barriers to learning.


Teachers should adapt the “Excite, Enhance, Celebrate” approach to teaching and learning in Religious Education

  • Excite Engaging in the learning that is about to take place, predicting, anticipating, raising learning questions, raising positive expectations. It has an end product with clearly shared outcomes and success criteria. It should encourage learners to connect new learning to what they already know, understand and can do. It should provide learners with the opportunity to formulate and ask their own questions.
  • Enhanced Opportunities through visits or visitors, drama, role play. It should be challenging and involve tasks which include thinking skills, problem solving, collaboration and creativity.
  • Celebrate Opportunities to celebrate learning and provide time for reflection.


DfE recommendation state:

  • Lesson plans should have a clear and straightforward focus on what pupils need to learn and engage their interest
  • There should be opportunities for pupils to work independently, make links with other subjects and tackle more challenging tasks.