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Religious Education

Our RE curriculum is designed to engage and enthuse learners whilst nurturing their understanding and awareness of belonging and diversity whatever their own family background, personal beliefs and practices.


It is our intent that children will learn about a range of religions and world views and through mutual respect, tolerance of others’ views and exposure to different religious views, pupils will gain a deep knowledge and understanding of the modern world. In doing so we enable our children to make their own informed decisions and to have the aspiration and confidence to voice their views.


In our schools, we follow Gloucestershire Agreed Syllabus. The Gloucestershire Agreed Syllabus for RE has a threefold aim:

1. Make sense of a range of religious and non-religious beliefs.

2. Understand the impact and significance of religious and non-religious beliefs.

3. Make connections between religious and non-religious beliefs, concepts, practices and ideas studied.


Curriculum Overview

EYFS Year 1 Year 2
Autumn 1

Why is the word 'God' special to Christians?

What do Christians believe 'God' is like?

Who is Muslim and how do they live?

Autumn 2

Why is Christmas special for Christians?

Why does Christmas matter to Christians?

Who is Muslim and how do they live?

Spring 1

Why is Easter special to Christians?

Who do Christians say made the world?

What makes some places sacred to believers?

Spring 2

Being special: where do we belong?

Why does Easter matter to Christians?

How should we care for the world and why does it matter?

Summer 1

Which places are special and why?

What does it mean to belong to a faith community?

Who is Jewish and how do they live?

Summer 2

Which stories are special and why?

What is the 'Good News' Christians say Jesus believes?

Who is Jewish and how do they live?


Important links

For the RE syllabus please click here.