Religious Education

RE curriculum overview

Curriculum Map for the New Diocesan Syllabus For Religious Education.                                    



Autumn Term 1


Autumn Term 2 Spring Term 1 Spring Term 2 Summer Term 1 Summer Term 2


Religions in Our neighbourhood


Christian Beliefs      Christmas


All about Jesus



What can we learn         Church Visit

From The Bible?

6 weeks

Christianity in Action

6 weeks

Religions in our Neighbourhood

Nursery Thank you God..? Christmas is a special time for Christians. Jesus and his friends The Easter garden. How much does Jesus love us? Special people in the Bible Gods wonderful world.
Rec Who made the wonderful world? Why is Christmas special for Christians? Why do Christians believe Jesus is special? What is so special about Easter? How did Jesus rescue people? Who cares for this wonderful world?
Year 1 Why are they having a Jewish party?

Why are Saints imp to


Nativity characters-which character are you? Why is it good to listen and remember the stories Jesus told? What is the story of Noah really about? Why is Easter the most important festival for Christians? What responsibility has God given people about taking care of Creation? What is it like to live as a Jew?
Year 2 What does it mean to be a Muslim? Who are the saints of our school? Where is the light of Christmas? Why did Jesus teach the Lords prayer as the way to pray? What are Gods rules for living? How do Easter symbols help us to understand the true meaning of Easter? Why do Christians make and keep promises before God? What is the best way for a Muslim to show commitment to God (Allah)?
Year 3 What is the importance of symbols, beliefs and teaching in Hinduism? What can we learn from Wisdom? How do Advent and epiphany show us what Christmas is really about? Who is Jesus? How do Christians believe following Jesus’ new commandments make a difference? Who is the most important person in the Easter story? How did belief in God affect the action of people from the Old Testament? What does it mean to be a Hindu?
Year 4 What is Buddhism? The Contemp. Anglican church What do Christians mean by Peace at Christmas? What do the miracles of Jesus teach? What are the beatitudes and what do they mean to Christians? How does Holy Communion build a Christian Communion? What is the Bibles big story and what does it reveal about having faith in God? What does it mean to be a Buddhist?
Year 5 What do Sikhs believe? What do monastic traditions show us about living in a Christian community? How do Art and Music convey Christmas? How has the Christian message survived for over 2000 years? Should every Christian go on a pilgrimage? What happens in Churches  during Lent and at Easter? Liturgy What does it mean to be a Sikh?
Year 6 What does it mean to be a Jew? Why is Remembrance important? How would Christians advertise Christmas to show what it really means? Understanding Faith in St John and St James. Do fame and Christian faith go together? How does the Christian festival of Easter offer hope? The journey of life and death Bridging Unit-Who decides? Rules and responsibilities in Judaism, Islam and Christianity.