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RE

At Hayes Primary School we use an enquiry-based RE curriculum that develops children’s critical thinking skills, motivation to learn, and knowledge and understanding of people and their beliefs - religious or otherwise. RE is taught weekly through whole class teaching and assemblies.

Our approach to RE takes very seriously the philosophy that children are free to make their own choices and decisions concerning religion and belief. Our RE provision does not try to persuade but rather to inform and develop the skills with which evaluation can take place. We see RE as a fundamental part of our SMSC curriculum and links strongly with British Values.

It is the right of parents to have their children withdrawn from collective worship or from religious education lessons. If this is the case please contact the Headteacher.

Click below to find out to find out about our children's RE learning.

 Year 1

Autumn 1 - Christianity

Does God want Christians to look after the world?

Year 1 learn to re-tell the Christian Creation story and to explore how this influences how Christians behave towards nature and the environment.


Autumn 2 - Christianity

What gift would I have given to Jesus if He had been born in my town and not in Bethleham?

Year 1 learn to reflect on the Christmas story and decide what gifts would be meaningful for Jesus.


Spring 1 - Christianity

Was it always easy for Jesus to show friendship?

Year 1 learn to identify when it is easy and difficult to show friendship and explore when Jesus may have found it difficult.


Spring 2 - Christianity

Why was Jesus welcomed like a king or celebrity by the crowds on Palm Sunday?

Year 1 learn to know that Jesus is special to Christians and how His welcome on Palm Sunday shows this.


Summer 1 - Judaism

Is Shabbat important to Jewish children?

Year 1 learn to empathise with Jewish children by understanding what they do during Shabbat and why it is important to them.


Summer 2 - Judaism

Does celebrating Chanukah make Jewish children feel closer to God?

Year 1 learn to empathise with Jewish children by understanding how it feels for them to take part in Chanukah activities.

 Year 2

Autumn 1 - Christianity

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

Year 2 learn to re-tell Bible stories that show kindness, and to explore how this makes Christians behave towards other people.


Autumn 2 - Christianity

Why did God give Jesus to the world?

Year 2 learn to reflect on the Christmas story and the reasons for Jesus' birth.


Spring 1 - Judaism

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

Year 2 learn to understand the special reationship between Jews and God and the promises they make to each other.


Spring 2 - Christianity

Is it true that Jesus came back to life again?

Year 2 learn to re-tell the Easter story and understand what Jesus' resurrection means for Christians.


Summer 1 - Judaism

How special is the relationship Jews have with God?

Year 2 learn to understand the special relationship between Jews and God and the promises they make to each other.


Summer 2 - Islam

Does completing Hajj make a person a better Muslim?

Year 2 learn to understand what happens during Hijj and to explore the importance of this to Muslims.

 Year 3

Autumn 1 - Hinduism

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

Year 3 learn to investigate what happens during the festival of Divali and whether the celebrations bring a sense of belonging to Hindus.


Autumn 2 - Christianity

Has Christmas lost its true meaning?

Year 3 learn about what the true meaning of Christmas is for Christians and compare this with what Christmas means to us.


Spring 1 - Christianity

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

Year 3 learn to re-tell Bible stories when miracles have happened and question whether Jesus really did perform miracles.


Spring 2 - Christianity

What is ‘good’ about Good Friday?

Year 3 learn to recall key events in the Easter story and understand why Jesus' crucifixion symbolises hope for Christians.


Summer 1 - Sikhism

Do Sikhs think it is important to share?

Year 3 learn to explore how Sikh beliefs affect their way of life and the imortance they place on sharing.


Summer 2 - Hinduism

Would visiting the River Ganges feel special to a non- Hindu?

Year 3 learn to understand the significance of the River Ganges both for a Hindu and non-Hindu.

Year 4 

Autumn 1 - Judaism

How special is the relationship Jews have with God?

Year 4 learn to understand the special relationship between Jews and God and the promises they make to each other.


Autumn 2 - Christianity

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

Year 4 learn to understand the symbolism in the Christmas story and think about what the different parts mean to Christians today.


Spring 1 - Judaism

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

Year 4 learn to understand how celebtrating Passover and keeping Kshrut (food laws) help Jews show God they value their special relationship with Him.


Spring 2 - Christianity

Is forgiveness always possible?

year 4 learn to understand how Jesus' life, death and resurrection teaches Christians about forgiveness.


Summer 1 - Judaism

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

Year 4 learn to understand different ways that Jews show their commitment to God, comparing their practices in order to explore which shows the most commitment.


Summer 2 - Christianity

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

Year 4 learn to understand how important going to church is to show someone is a Christian.

 Year 5

Autumn 1 - Sikhism

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

Year 5 learn to compare the different ways Sikhs put their religion into practice.


Autumn 2 - Christianity

Is the Christmas story true?

Year 5 learn to evaluate different accounts of the Christmas story and understand that stories can be true in differnet ways.


Spring 1 - Sikhism

Are Sikh stories important today?

Year 5 learn to understand the relevance of Sikh stories today.


Spring 2 - Christianity

Did God intend Jesus to be crucified?

Year 5 learn to question whether God intended Jesus to be crucified or whether Jesus' crucifixion was the consequence of events during Holy Week.


Summer 1 - Sikhism

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

Year 5 learn t understand how Sikhs show their commitment to God and to evaluate if there is a best way.


Summer 2 - Christianity

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

Year 5 learn to understand how Christians show their commitment to God and to evaluate if there is a best way.

Year 6 

Autumn 1 - Islam

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

Year 6 learn to understand some of the ways Muslims show commitment to God and to evaluate whether there is a best way.


Autumn 2 - Christianity

How significant is it that Mary was Jesus’ mother?

Year 6 learn to analyse the Christian belief in the Virgin Birth and to assess the significance of this to Christians.


Spring 1 - Christianity

Is anything ever eternal?

Year 6 learn to evaluate different beliefs about eternity and to understand the Christian perspective on this.


Spring 2 - Christianity

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

Year 6 learn to examine the influences Christianity still has in the world and evaluate whether it is still a strong religion.


Summer 1/2 - Islam

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

Year 6 learn to indentify ways in which Muslims try to lead good lives and how their belief in Akhirah influences this. They then move on to challenging stereotyping through understanding different Muslim interpretations of Jihad and how this links to getting to Heaven.