Religious Education Curriculum

At Collingwood Primary School Religious Education (RE) contributes dynamically to children and young people’s education by provoking challenging questions about meaning and purpose in life, beliefs about God, ultimate reality, issues of right and wrong and what it means to be human. We learn about and understand a range of religions and world views so we can express ideas and develop insight about the nature and significance of different religions and their impact.

We are supporting this vision with other key leaders in the community including Imam Adnaan Patel of Pearson Park Mosque and Father Philip Lamb of The Parish of All Saints Sculcoates and Parish of St Mary's Sculcoates.




Religious Education Curriculum

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Foundation Stage

Children are introduced to the key festivals and special books, special people, places of worship, symbols and artefacts for Christianity and other religions studied in KS1, plus any others relevant to children in the setting. If possible they should have the opportunity to visit a local place of worship.

Children should be introduced to the concept of belief in a particular deity, the fact that the name for ‘god’ varies from religion to religion and, as relevant to the religions introduced, that some religions have particular rules about naming god.

Year 1

In Year 1 we explore three key themes through Christianity and Islam.

  • Looking at me, looking at you. What makes us special?
  • Caring for the world. How can we keep the world special?
  • Worship and festivals. What happens in a place of worship?

Year 2

In Year 2 we continue to explore Christianity and Islam. Our key questions are:

  • Belonging. What does it mean to belong?
  • Believing. How do people demonstrate their beliefs?
  • Questions, questions. What are the Big Questions?

Year 3

In Year 3 we maintain our focus on Christianity and Islam. Our key questions for this year group are:

  • Remembering. Why remember?
  • Faith Founders. Who are the faith founders and what did they teach?
  • Encounters. What makes a place sacred?

Year 4

In Year 4 we continue to study both Christianity and Islam and in addition, we explore one other religion. This may be Buddhism, Hinduism, Sikhism or Judaism.

Our key questions are:

  • Belief in the community. What does it mean to belong to a faith?
  • Saints and heroes. What makes a hero?
  • Our world. What do religions teach about caring for the world?

Year 5

In Year 5 we continue to explore Christianity and Islam as well as one other religion.

Our key questions are:

  • Expressions of faith. How do people express their faith?
  • Faith in action. What inspires people to follow a faith and what is the cost?
  • Pilgrimage. Why do people of faith make a pilgrimage?

Year 6

In Year 6 our main focus is Christianity and Islam and we also continue to deepen our knowledge of one other religion.

Our key questions are:

  • Justice and freedom. Is it fair?
  • Living a faith. What gives a sense of identity and belonging?
  • Hopes and visions. What is life about?