Religious Education and Worship are in accordance with the LA’s Agreed Syllabus, a copy of which may be viewed at the school on request. Specific aspects of religion, relationships, morality and the natural world are covered. Though mainly Christian based, other religions and beliefs are explored. Parents who wish to withdraw their children from Religious Education or the collective worship part of the morning assembly are invited to discuss the matter with the Principal so that special arrangements can be made. Children will be given appropriate work and will be supervised by a member of staff.

Religious Education Policy

Collective Worship Policy

Discovery RE Content /Progression of Enquiry Skills

Discovery RE covers all areas of RE for the primary phase, Christianity plus one other religion is taught in each year group.  The grid below shows specific enquiries for each year group. 


                                                                                         Foundation Stage 1/2:  

Discovery Enquiry                                                                                                                                                                                      Religions studied: 

What makes people special?                                                                                                                                                                  Christianity, Judaism

What is Christmas                                                                                                                                                                                        Christianity 

How do people celebrate?                                                                                                                                                                       Islam/Judaism 

What is Easter?                                                                                                                                                                                              Christianity 

What can we learn from stories?                                                                                                                                                        Christianity, Islam, Hinduism,


What makes people special?                                                                                                                                                                  Christianity, Islam, Judaism. 

Key Stage 1 

                                                                                             Year 1

Discovery Enquiry                                                                                                                                                                                  Religions studied: 

Does God want Christians to look after the world?                                                                                                            Christianity 

What gift might Christians in my town have given Jesus if he had been born here rather than in Bethlehem? 


Was it always easy for Jesus to show friendship?                                                                                                                Christianity 

Why was Jesus welcomed like a king or celebrity on Palm Sunday?                                                                         Christianity 

Is Shabbat important to Jewish children?                                                                                                                                Judaism 

Are Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur important to Jewish children?                                                                      Judaism

                                                                                    Year 2: 

Discovery Enquiry                                                                                                                                                                            Religions studied 

Is it possible to be kind to everyone all of the time?                                                                                                       Christianity 

Why do Christians believe God gave Jesus to the world?                                                                                          Christianity 

How important is it for Jewish people to do what God asks them to do?                                                          Judaism  

How important is it to Christians that Jesus came back to life after His crucifixion?                                Christianity 

Does going to a Mosque give Muslims a sense of belonging?                                                                                  Islam 

Does completing Hajj make a person a better Muslim?                                                                                               Islam 

Key Stage 2 

                                                                                  Year 3: 

Discovery Enquiry                                                                                                                                                                   Religions Studied 

Would celebrating Divali at home and in the community bring a feeling of belonging to a Hindu child? 


Has Christmas lost its true meaning?                                                                                                                            Christianity 

Could Jesus really heal people? Were these miracles or is there some other explanation?        Christianity 

What is “good” about Good Friday?                                                                                                                              Christianity 

Do Sikhs think it is important to share?                                                                                                                       Sikhism 

What is the best way for a Sikh to show commitment to God?                                                                      Sikhism 

                                                                           Year 4:  

Discovery Enquiry                                                                                                                                                              Religions studied 

How special relationship is the relationship Jews have with God?                                                         Judaism 

What is the most significant part of the nativity story for Christians today?                                   Christianity 

How important is it for Jewish people to do what God asks them to do?                                           Judaism 

Is forgiveness always possible for Christians?                                                                                                     Christianity 

What is the best way for a Jew to show commitment to God?                                                                  Judaism 

Do people need to go to church to show they are Christians?                                                                   Christianity 

                                                                  Year 5:  

Discovery Enquiry                                                                                                                                                         Religions studied 

How far would a Sikh go for his/her religion?                                                                                                  Sikhism 

Is the Christmas story true?                                                                                                                                      Christianity 

Are Sikh stories important today?                                                                                                                          Sikhism 

How significant is it for Christians to believe God intend Jesus to die?                                          Christianity 

What is the best way for a Sikh to show commitment to God?                                                             Sikhism 

What is the best way for Christian to show commitment to God?                                                    Christianity 

                                                               Year 6: 

Discovery Enquiry                                                                                                                                                    Religions studied 

What is the best way for a Muslim to show commitment to God?                                                 Islam 

Do Christmas celebrations and traditions help Christians understand who Jesus was and why he was born? 


Is anything ever eternal?                                                                                                                                          Christianity 

Is Christianity still a strong religion 2000 years after Jesus was on Earth?                              Christianity 

Does belief in Akhirah (life after death) help Muslims lead good lives? (Double unit)        Islam 


Discovery RE Content & Progression of Skills

Follow the links below for our Schemes of Learning, Progression of Skills and Knowledge Organisers:

Year 1 -  Was it easy for Jesus to show friendship?

Year 2 - Passover and the importance of doing as God asks them?

Year 3 - Diwali & a sense of belonging

Year 3 - Jesus Miracles

Year 3 - Christmas True Meaning

Year 4 - Buddhas teachings