Religious Education at Whinstone School encourages the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of our pupils. Our teaching enables pupils to acquire knowledge and understanding of religious beliefs, values and traditions of other individuals. Our RE curriculum is coherently planned into the following sequence of topics:


Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 1

What does it mean to belong in Christianity?

Why do Christians give gifts at Christmas?

What does it mean to belong in Islam?

What is Easter and why is Palm Sunday important?

Who is Mohammed and why is he important?

What does it mean to belong in Sikhism?

Year 2

What is the Quran and why is it important?

How and why do Christians celebrate Christmas?

What is the Torah and why is it important?

What are the key events associated with the Easter story?

Who was Jesus and who were his friends?

Founders and leaders in Sikhism

Year 3

What is the Bible and why is it important?

What are the symbols associated with Christmas?

What is a mosque and why is it important?

How is Easter celebrated in Church?

What are the 5ks in Sikhism?

What is Eid and why is it important?

Year 4

Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashana/Journeys associated with Christmas

What is a church, why important?/Why is Easter important to Christians.

What are the Five Pillars of Islam?

Year 5

What is a Gurdwara and why is it important?

Why do Christians think about others at Christmas?

The importance of food, drink and leisure in Islam

How do betrayal and loyalty feature in the Easter story?

Compare and contrast worship in the home.

Christianity, Islam and Hinduism

Year 6

Rites of passage

Gospel stories and the birth of Jesus

Expressions of faith through Art: Christianity, Islam, Buddhism

How far can the death of Jesus be seen as a victory in Christianity?

War and pacifism