Religion and World Views-Intent, implementation and impact




At Little Gonerby Infant School, we believe that RWV has an important role to play as part of a broad, balanced and coherent curriculum to which all pupils are entitled.
It provides a positive context in which the diversity of cultures, beliefs and values in society can be celebrated and explored. 
RWV provides an opportunity to promote an ethos of respect for others. Lessons ensure that our children grow to become tolerant and respectful citizens, who appreciate that everybody has their own set of beliefs and values and that these may differ from their own. 
Our curriculum encourages children to ask and reflect on challenging questions and provides opportunities for personal reflection where children can explore their own beliefs and opinions in a safe and supportive environment. The RWV curriculum forms part of our school’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural teaching.



We follow the Programme of Study for RWV suggested in the Lincolnshire Agreed Syllabus and Understanding Christianity and have a scheme of work that reflects this for each Key Stage.

In Key Stage 1, the children are taught through the three elements of RWV: Living, Thinking and Believing. At Key Stage 1, the children are introduced to the beliefs and features of Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and Judaism. 

They are also taught about other thematic concepts such as why people use ritual in their lives, how and why religious people show care for others and how those with a religious faith care for the environment.

Long term plans ensure that there is progression throughout the school and that the children build upon knowledge gained in previous years. Where possible, teaching is supplemented with trips to places of worship or visits from people from faith communities


Our RWV curriculum is high quality, well thought out and is planned to demonstrate progression. 

Children demonstrate a positive attitude towards people of any religion and show an understanding of cultural beliefs different to their own. 

They are respectful when meeting visitors from a variety of faith groups. 

We measure the impact of our curriculum by reflecting on the standards achieved against the planned outcomes, completing a thorough RWV assessment and through pupil discussions about their learning, which includes discussion of their thoughts, ideas and opinions surrounding RWV.