Religious Education (RE)

Article 14 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child states that every child has the right to think and believe what they choose and to practise their religion.

Religious Education is not only based on Christian teaching and attitudes; it is concerned with the children’s learning about life, about their environment and their relationships with others. It is implemented by teachers in class groups, in School Worship and in the general life of the school, where value is placed on the quality of relationships. An early awareness of the child’s place and role in his/her family and the community is encouraged.


Click on the link below to read the latest church inspection report (Oct 2012).

Marldon SIAMS report November 2017

RE Curriculum

Marldon Cof E (VA) Primary School teaches RE using the locally agreed syllabus alongside a supporting resource called ‘Understanding Christianity’.

Devon Agreed Syllabus 2014

RE Skills Progression

RE Timetable

Click on the ‘Understanding Christianity’ logo to visit the website.


Marldon RE Planning Overview

Understanding Christianity’s approach to teaching about Christianity builds up pupils’ encounters with core concepts through biblical texts. Each unit addresses a concept, through some key questions, exploring core Bible texts, their impact for Christians, and possible implications for pupils. Each unit incorporates the three elements below:

  • Making sense of the text: developing pupils’ skills of reading and interpretation; understanding how Christians interpret, handle and use biblical texts; making sense of the meanings of texts for Christians.
  • Understanding the impact: examining ways in which Christians respond to biblical texts and teachings, and how they put their beliefs into action in diverse ways within the Christian community and in the world.
  • Making connections: evaluating, reflecting on and connecting the texts and concepts studied, and discerning possible connections between these and pupils’ own lives and ways of understanding the world.



The school has 5 Christian Values that underpin the daily life of the school. These are taught across all subjects across the year and are shared with the rest of the schools across the USF.

The USF Christian Values are: Friendship, Perseverance, Compassion, Justice and Courage.

See the ‘Christian Values‘ page to find links to Bible stories for each of the values. Each story includes an activity sheet.