Religious Education

As a Church of England School, our Christian ethos is at the heart of every aspect of school life at Austrey and Newton Regis C.E. Primary.  Our RE curriculum enables pupils to develop an awareness of the spiritual and moral dimensions of life experiences, identify questions and issues which they raise and respond in a variety of ways to them..  Children will learn to value and develop knowledge and understanding of Christianity and other principle religions represented in Great Britain. They are given time to reflect on their own experiences, beliefs and values and develop personal responses to questions. Children will develop an understanding of commitment to a religious tradition and develop confident viewpoints, whilst engaging in open and honest enquiry, respecting others’ beliefs which may be different in a religiously diverse society.

Whole School peace poetry to celebrate International Peace Day
 CYCLE AReceptionYear 1/2Year 3/4Year 5/6
Autumn 1F1
Why is the word God so important to Christians?
1.1
What do Christians believe God is like?
2a.1
What do Christians learn from the creation story?
2b.1
What does it mean if God is loving and Holy?
Autumn 2F2
Why do Christians perform nativity plays at Christmas?
1.3
Why does Christmas matter to Christians? (CL) Hanukah
2a.3
What is the trinity? (CL)
2b.4 
Was Jesus the
Messiah? (CL)
Spring 1F3 Why do Christians put a cross in an Easter garden?1.4
What is the Good News Jesus brings?
2a.2 
What is God like to follow?
2b.3
How can following God bring freedom and justice?
Spring 2F3 Why do Christians put a cross in an Easter garden?1.5 
Why does Easter matter to Christians? (DD)
2a.5
Why do Christians call the day Jesus dies Good Friday? (CL)
2b.6
What did Jesus do to save human beings?
Summer 1
C&W F3 – which places are special and why?
C&W 1.2 Who is a Muslim and what do they believe?C&W L2.1 What do Muslims believe about God?C&W U2.6
What does it mean to be Muslim in Britain today?
Summer 2C &W F5 – Where do we belong? C&W1.5
What makes some places sacred?
C&W L.9
When Jesus left what was the impact of Pentecost?
2b.8
What would Jesus do?

CYCLE BReceptionYear 1/2Year 3/4Year 5/6
Autumn 1F1
Why is the word God so important to Christians?


1.1
What do Christians believe God is like? (DD)

2a.4 
What kind of world did Jesus want?
2b.2
Creation and science: Conflicting or complementary?
Autumn 2F2
Why do Christians perform nativity plays at Christmas?
1.3
Why does Christmas matter to Christians? (DD)
2a.3
What is the trinity? (DD)
2b.4 
Was Jesus the
Messiah? (DD)
Spring 1F3 Why do Christians put a cross in an Easter garden?1.2
Who made the world?
C&W  L2.4
Why do people pray?
(Christians and
Muslims)
C&W U2:5
Is it better to express your religion in arts and architecture or charity and generosity? Humanists
Spring 2F3 Why do Christians put a cross in an Easter garden?1.5 
Why does Easter matter to
Christians?
Jewish Passover
2a.5 
Why do Christians call the day Jesus dies Good Friday? (DD)
2b.7
What difference does the resurrection make to Christians?
Summer 1C&W F3 – which places are special and why?C&W 1.3
Who is Jewish and what do they believe?
C&W L2.8
What does it mean to be Hindu in Britain today?
C&W  U2.8
What difference does it make to believe in Ahimsa, Grace and Ummah?
Summer 2C &W F5 – Where do we belong?C&W 1.4
What can we learn from scared books?
Bible and Torah
C&W L.9
What can we learn from religions about deciding what is right from wrong?
2b.8
What kind of King is Jesus?