Religious Education

At All Saints’ our RE is taught in half-termly units where the theme centres round an over-arching question. A spirit of curiosity and enquiry are integral to our approach of encouraging children to investigate and reflect on fundamental questions about the meaning and purpose of life. Our curriculum is specifically designed to develop pupil’s knowledge and understanding of religious beliefs, practices and traditions and their influence on individuals, communities, societies and cultures. We also teach about some non-religious worldviews.


Our RE fosters a deep sense of respect and sensitivity towards others, especially towards those whose beliefs differ from our own, to combat prejudice. Pupils’ learning is enhanced with visits and visitors to ensure it is meaningful and relevant. The wide variety of experiences and activities on offer in RE encourage pupils to develop their individual spiritually and sense of identity; it also helps them to develop as well-informed citizens in a global community.

We use the ‘Big Frieze’ artwork panels which are displayed in our hall, alongside concept symbols, to teach about the key Christian concepts as seen through the Bible:

Year 3

  •          What does it mean to be a Hindu in Britain today?
  •          Why do people pray?
  •          What is the Trinity?
  •          Why do some people believe that life is a journey?
  •          Why do Christians call the day Jesus died ‘Good Friday’?
  •          What do Christians learn from the creation story?


Year 4

  •          What is it like to follow God? 
  •          What does it mean to be a Sikh in Britain today?
  •          What is the Trinity?
  •          What can we learn from religions about right and wrong?
  •          What kind of world did Jesus want?
  •          When Jesus left what was the impact of Pentecost?


Year 5

  •          What does it mean to be a Buddhist in Britain today?
  •          Looking at the Gospels - What would Jesus do?
  •          Was Jesus the Messiah?
  •          Why do some people believe God exists?
  •          What did Jesus do to save human beings?
  •          What does it mean if God is holy and loving?


Year 6

  •          Creation and Science: conflicting or complimentary?
  •          Was Jesus the Messiah – digging deeper?
  •          What matters most to Humanists?
  •          What kind of King is Jesus?
  •          How is Jesus pictured in other cultures?
  •          What does it mean to be a Muslim in Britain today?