Religious Education

Subject Leader: Mrs. E. Saunders

Key documents:
RE Curriculum Statement
RE Whole School Long Term Overview


At Ireleth St Peter's, the children participate in weekly RE lessons.

As directed by Carlisle Diocese, Christianity forms the main theme of our RE lessons (85%) with planned time (15%)  to explore other faiths.
A copy of the Carlisle Diocese RE Framework can be found here
Carlisle Diocese Framework.

Additionally, we ensure that children have the opportunity to learn about key religious festivals in context, at the time that they occur throughout the year.

The religions and topics covered can be seen in the whole school long term overview below.  

The Christianity element of our RE curriculum is taught using the 'Understanding Christianity' framework developed by RE Today. The scheme aims to enable children to develop their own thoughts and understanding of a series of core topic questions themed around different areas of Christianity and consider how these fit into their own experience of life. This should allow children to develop their ability to ' think theologically' whilst gaining a good knowledge of the bible. These topics are revisited and developed further each year to ensure that the children's prior knowledge is built upon and their current learning progresses as outlined in the diagram below.

The curriculum uses three main approaches to teaching and learning as highlighted in the image below:

Take a look at some of our learning:



Retelling the story of the Lost Son using role play.

Key Documents:


Long Term Overview

RE Statement of Entitlement 

Valuing All God's Children
Vision for Education 

Our Vision

At Ireleth St Peter’s, through values rooted in Christian teaching, our community nurtures and enables positive foundations for life. Our distinct Christian ethos permeates throughout ISP.

Working together in successful partnership, our school family embraces the common goal of inspiring every child to reach their fullest potential, through God’s love.